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Angelina Jolie Considered Acting as a 'Honeytrap' to Help US Capture Ugandan Warlord: Reports

As the honeytrap plot was allegedly shaped, the actress was meant to act as celebrity bait to lure Kony out of his compound

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    She's played spies on the big screen, but Angelina Jolie reportedly considered playing the role of a secret agent in real life, too.

    According to a report from The Sunday Times, the Oscar-winning actor wanted to help arrest Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, leader of guerrilla group the Lord's Resistance Army. For more than a decade, Kony had been wanted on charges of rape, murder and abducting and forcibly enlisting children to fight.

    However, this year the U.S. military ended its mission to capture Kony, as his army had diminished to only about 100 soldiers, according to The New York Times.

    As The Sunday Times reported based on leaked ICC documents, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the ICC chief prosecutor at the time, claimed in one email that Jolie "has the idea to invite Kony to dinner and then arrest him." As the honeytrap plot was allegedly shaped, the actress was meant to act as celebrity bait to lure Kony out of his compound to clear the way for U.S. Special Forces to move in and apprehend the warlord.

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    And according to the report, had the plan come to fruition, she may have worked alongside her then-husband Brad Pitt. According to The Sunday Times, an email to Jolie mentions the possibility of Pitt helping with the mission.

    "Apparently you can be embedded with the special forces that are chasing Kony. Can Brad go with you?" Moreno Ocampo wrote in an email, according to The Times.

    "Brad is being supportive," the star reportedly replied. "Let's discuss logistics. Much love Xxx."

    However, according to The Sunday Times, the dinner "does not appear to have gone ahead" and, despite an indictment by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Kony has not been captured. Moreno Ocampo finished his term at the ICC in 2012, the same year that Jolie publicly called for Kony's arrest.

    As The Sunday Times reported, Moreno Ocampo claimed he had been "the focus of a cyber-attack." E! News has reached out to Jolie's camp for comment on the report.

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