Angelina Jolie set for R500-m book deal

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21 October 2013

Angelina Jolie is reportedly close to signing a world record R500-million deal for her autobiography, with several US publishers now vying for the tell-all book

Angelina Jolie is set to sign a book deal worth more than £30 million (about R496 million).

The 38-year-old star, who underwent a double mastectomy in February, is reportedly the subject of a bidding war for the rights to her autobiography, and it’s already reached around £31 million.

A source at one US publisher told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "Whoever gets her will be sitting on a gold mine.

"Her book is guaranteed to top the bestseller lists in virtually every country on the planet and even an advance of that size would be recouped within weeks."

A friend of the Salt actress, who has six children ? Maddox (12), Pax (9), Zahara (8), Shiloh (7) and five-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne ? with partner Brad Pitt, revealed Angelina thinks "the time is now right" to pen her book, and she won't be holding back.

The insider said: "She has always wanted to do this and believes the time is now right . . . She has never known such peace and fulfilment in her life.

"There are demons in her past but she’s in a place mentally and spiritually where she feels comfortable enough to write about them honestly and put them in context. "No issues ? apart from those that might damage her children's privacy ? will be taboo." Share your thoughts:

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