Daniel Pearl, The Movie

The Reliable Source gets the inside dirt on who will portray Daniel Pearl in the fortcoming movie based upon his widow’s book (Angelina Jolie will play Daniel’s wife, Mariane).

    Pearl is being played by actor/writer Dan Futterman , a Maryland native best known for his recurring role on “Judging Amy” and his Oscar-nominated screenplay for “Capote.” The casting was kept under wraps because Futterman just returned Thursday from a closely guarded 10-day shoot on location in Karachi and Islamabad. …

    “A Mighty Heart” is scheduled for a 2007 release. This year, HBO will debut the documentary “The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl” on Oct. 10 — which would have been Pearl’s 43rd birthday.