MUMBAI, India – Actress Angelina Jolie hopped onto a crowded Mumbai commuter train Monday to film a movie about slain journalist Daniel Pearl who lived and worked in India's financial and entertainment capital.
Hollywood actor Dan Futterman portrays Pearl and Jolie plays his wife Mariane in "A Mighty Heart" co-produced by Plan B, a production company founded by Brad Pitt and his ex-wife, actress Jennifer Aniston.
Jolie and Pitt, accompanied by their three children — Maddox, 5, 18-month-old Zahara and 5-month-old Shiloh Nouvel — had arrived in Mumbai Saturday from the western Indian city Pune where they were shooting the movie for nearly a month.
In Mumbai on Monday, Jolie sporting a pale blue T-shirt and khaki trousers stood in a queue to purchase a ticket. Then Jolie and Futterman, also casually dressed wearing jeans and a white shirt, boarded a train.
They were escorted by bodyguards who held back young students yelling Jolie's name. Curious onlookers collected outside the train station to catch a glimpse of Jolie.
Street scenes were also filmed of Jolie and Futterman walking near the Gateway of India, a popular tourist destination in downtown Mumbai. The movie stars then filmed inside a hair salon and a restaurant.
Earlier over the weekend, Jolie and Pitt took their children sightseeing. Leading newspapers published pictures of son Maddox perched on Pitt's shoulders and Jolie carrying daughter Zahara as they stepped out of their luxury hotel on Sunday.
They visited a popular Mumbai restaurant where Pearl, also a musician, often played violin or mandolin with a group of friends.
Jolie was in Pune city since early October filming the movie. Pune was chosen because of its resemblance to Karachi, Pakistan's financial center, where Pearl was abducted and killed in 2002 while researching a story on Islamic militancy.
The movie is based on an adaptation of Mariane Pearl's book, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl."