Jolie’s first movie as

LOS ANGELES: Angelina Jolie’s first movie role in a forgotten 1982 comedy is set for release — 17 years after it was made. Jolie was just four when she appeared alongside her actor father Jon Voight in director Hal Ashby’s Lookin’ To Get Out, but her part was cut and the film only had a limited release.

Voight had no idea Ashby had re-cut the film — and handed the finished product to film archivists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He learned about it when he was approached by Ashby’s biographer Nick Dawson two years ago (2007). Dawson introduced the actor to Lee Ashby MCManus — the daughter Ashby never met — and she revealed Lookin’ To Get Out was her favourite film, because she felt sure Jolie’s role at the end of the movie was based on her.

Voight tells, “She said, ‘I think the little girl at the end, who was played by Angelina Jolie... was me.’”

The Oscar winner is thrilled the film will eventually be seen as his director friend intended. The movie’s DVD release on June 20.