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Angelina Jolie makes rare revelation about daughter Vivienne as they team up for exciting new adventure

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Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt attend the "Eternals" UK Premiere at the BFI IMAX Waterloo on October 27, 2021 in London, England© Getty Images
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
August 15, 2023
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It was announced last week that Angelina Jolie had signed on as one of the lead producers for the upcoming Broadway adaptation of The Outsiders.

However, what makes the project more meaningful for the 48-year-old actress and filmmaker is the involvement of her daughter Vivienne, 15, as a production assistant right beside her mom.

In quotes exclusively provided to HELLO!, it is revealed that the mother-daughter duo are ardent fans of musical theater and caught the world premiere of The Outsiders musical adaptation at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego earlier this year.

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The two then met with S.E. Hinton, who authored the original 1967 YA novel on which the musical (and 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film) is based. Their conversation inspired Angelina to take on the role of lead producer, and her youngest daughter to step up beside her.

A source close to the actress revealed: "Angelina is excited about this new venture. She believes this is a musical for all ages, but particularly resonates with young people. 

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"So she wants to ensure the team is listening and working with young people every step of the way, and that their voices are leading in bringing this production to life on Broadway."

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Zahara Jolie-Pitt attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Eternals" on October 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California© Getty Images
Angelina and Vivienne (pictured to her left) will work together on the Broadway adaptation of "The Outsiders"

The Oscar-winning star herself added of her daughter: "Viv reminds me of my mother in that she isn't focused on being the center of attention but in being a support to other creatives. 

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"She's very thoughtful and serious about theater and working hard to best understand how to contribute."

Angelina Jolie and her children, Shiloh, Zahara, Angelina, Vivienne, Maddox and Knox at the The Eternals UK Premiere in 2021© Getty Images
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Angelina shares twins Vivienne and Knox, plus their siblings Maddox, 22, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, and Shiloh, 17, with ex-husband Brad Pitt, to whom she was married from 2014-2019.

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In a statement released after the news of Angelina's Broadway debut was announced, the Changeling actress stated: "I feel very fortunate to be a part of this special production. I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute where I realized my first love, as a performer, was the [theater]. I had not found a way back until now."

Zahara, Vivienne and Angelina sharing a laugh at the Eternals premiere© Getty Images
Angelina shares a close relationship with her three daughters, Zahara, Shiloh, and Vivienne

"I hope to be able to contribute while continuing to learn from this amazing team, who I have been working with since my daughter brought me to see the show at La Jolla Playhouse," she continued. 

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"I can't begin to express how excited I am for this musical to make its Broadway debut and look forward to sharing this new adaptation of The Outsiders with the world."

Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, Thomas C. Howell, and Tom Cruise on the set of The Outsiders© Getty Images
1983's "The Outsiders" was a success and the start of the "The Brat Pack"

The upcoming musical, for which a date has not yet been announced, is based on a book written by Adam Rapp with music by the duo Jamestown Revival. It will also be produced by the Araca Group, with their statement reading: "We are so thrilled Angelina has joined us as a lead producer on this journey to bring The Outsiders to Broadway. 

"Her remarkable career as a storyteller makes her a perfect partner for this project. We are so grateful for the invaluable insight, experience and commitment that Angelina brings to the development of this new musical."

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