On Aug. 19, Angelina Jolie and youngest daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 15, stepped out in New York City where they reportedly attended a business meeting for the Broadway production of "The Outsiders," which the Academy Award winner is co-producing. The twist? Vivienne will be working on the show too.
On Aug. 21, it was announced that a musical version of the coming-of-age novel "The Outsiders", to be directed by Danya Taymor, will begin previews on March 16, 2024, and officially open on April 11, 2024, at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
Keep reading for more details about Angelina and Vivienne's involvement in the production…
Mother-of-six Angelina Jolie hired daughter Viviene Jolie-Pitt, who's 15, to be her assistant as the Oscar winner produces the Broadway musical "The Outsiders," which is an adaptation of S.E. Hinton's 1967 novel of the same name.
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola adapted the book for the big screen back in 1983 with a film starring a slew of then-young stars including Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez and Diane Lane.
Keep reading to see what Angelina had to say about Vivienne's work ethic and her new gig…
Angelina Jolie released a statement to Page Six addressing her new working relationship with her youngest daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. "Viv reminds me of my mother [actress Marcheline Bertrand] in that she isn't focused on being the center of attention but in being a support to other creatives," Angelina said. "She's very thoughtful and serious about theater and working hard to best understand how to contribute."
Angelina previously explained her own involvement in the show, which she's producing alongside The Araca Group, American Zoetrope, Olympus Theatricals, Sue Gilad and Larry Rogowsky. "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," she said in a statement. "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."
Keep reading for more on why Vivienne wanted the job…
According to a Page Six source, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (center, with her mom and some of her siblings at a movie premiere in 2021) "fell in love" with "The Outsiders" after she saw a production of the musical in San Diego. "Angelina has been taking her daughter Vivienne to the theater since she was a little girl. Angelina and Vivienne met with S.E. Hinton, who was around Vivienne's age when she wrote the novel," the source said.
A second source added that Angelina "wants to ensure the ['The Outsiders'] 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."
It's not Vivienne's first brush with a big production…
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt may be new to the Great White Way, but she's no stranger to Hollywood: She made her acting debut portraying a younger version of Aurora in 2014's "Maleficent," which famously starred mom Angelina Jolie in the title role.
Vivienne was 4 at the time she filmed the Disney villain movie. According to Angelina, the part had to go to her youngest daughter because she was the only one willing to go near her when the star was in costume and makeup. "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not the goal for Brad and me at all," Angelina told Entertainment Weekly while promoting the film. (She and third husband Brad Pitt were still a couple at the time.) "But the other 3- and 4-year-olds wouldn't come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn't afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv."