Angelina Jolie, playing a wealthy and successful actress known for her humanitarian work travels to the Central African Republic with her husband, successful actor played by Brad Pitt to ensnare Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony by inviting him to dinner with her.
It sounds like a compelling action film that harks back to the former couple’s turn in Mr and Mrs Smith. Only this is no Hollywood plot, but a stranger-than-fiction espionage plan that was almost actioned by the International Criminal Court.
The plot has come to light thanks to 40,000 ICC documents which were leaked to the French investigative website Mediapart. Interestingly, it appears that Jolie volunteered herself as bait for the warlord who currently has a $5 million bounty on his head for crimes against humanity.
If the name Kony sounds vaguely familiar, cast your mind back to 2012.
The brutal warlord, who helms rebel militia group Lord's Resistance Army responsible for the forced recruitment of child soldiers, was the subject of a viral video released by charity Invisible Children called Kony 2012.