Angelina Jolie was close to having her real-life action movie moment in the past when she expressed interest in taking part in a serious spy mission for the International Criminal Court. It was revealed this week that the A-list Hollywood actress wanted to serve as human bait to lure and catch Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.
Recently, numerous ICC documents were leaked to French website Mediapart. Interestingly, one piece of information stood out among the rest, and it had something to do with Brad Pitt’s ex-wife. In an email written by former ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, he noted that Jolie had this suggestion of inviting Kony to dinner so authorities could arrest him, as first reported by The Sunday Times.
Ocampa may have considered Jolie’s idea, for he was found to have stated in a separate email. “Forget other celebrities; she is the one. She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad [Pitt] will go also.”[caption id="attachment_135604" align="aligncenter" width="640"] "Joseph Kony is one of the world's worst war criminals, and I call on my leaders to support the international efforts now led by the United Nations and African Union to arrest him and his top commanders, bring the child soldiers home, and restore lasting peace" (via William Murphy / Flickr)[/caption]
Other details uncovered in the documents found that Jolie had hoped for her and Pitt to travel to the Central African Republican with assistance from the U.S. Special Forces. In another correspondence, Ocampa asked Jolie if Pitt was going to go with her.
“Apparently you can be embedded with the special forces that are chasing Kony. Can Brad go with you?” To this Jolie responded, “Brad is being supportive. Let’s discuss logistics. Much love Xxx.”[caption id="attachment_49555" align="aligncenter" width="914"] Northfoto / Shutterstock.com[/caption]
The ICC is currently seeking Kony for crimes against humanity. He has a bounty of $5 million. However, the plan to trap him never worked out. The notorious leader is believed to be hiding in the disputed border between South Sudan and Sudan.
However, Jolie’s intention of helping the ICC catch the criminal shouldn’t come as a surprise. The “Maleficent” star, after all, revealed in 2010 that she would gladly “take down” people, like Kony, if given a chance, as pointed out by Us Weekly.