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Backlash over Jolie’s ‘appalling’ orphan story

Jarrod Sierocki

Brad Pitt speaks out about the alcohol abuse that led to his divorce with Angelina Jolie. Courtesy: Today Show/Channel 9

Angelina Jolie’s new interview is causing some controversy. Picture: AFP

Casting directors for Angelina Jolie’s Cambodian genocide movie trolled through that nation’s poorest quarters and employed a cruel, emotionally manipulative game to test child actors.

Jolie is taking heat for callous tactics used to find the young lead for her upcoming First They Killed My Father, about the Khmer Rouge-led genocide.

Casting directors went to circuses, orphanages and slum schools and put money on a table in front of groups of little girls, Vanity Fair reported. The girls were told to look at the cash, think of a reason why they needed it and then snatch it.

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