LOS ANGELES (TS):

Angelina Jolie is playing her late mother in a new movie biopic. The actress - who last week revealed she’d undergone a double mastectomy op - will be portraying Marcheline Bertrand in a project funded by her partner Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company. Her mother died of ovarian cancer in 2007, at the age of 57. Angelina herself suffered a health scare earlier this year when doctors told her she carried the BRCA1 gene, meaning she had an 87 per cent chance of contracting breast cancer.