Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in India on Friday, preparing to shoot scenes for their movie on the life of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, according to The Associated Press.

In the nearby suburb of Aundh, about 50 workers readied a spacious bungalow for the start of filming next week. Elsewhere in the city, assistants scouted more locations for A Mighty Heart. Jolie is playing Pearl's widow, Mariane; Pitt is a producer for the film.

Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002 while researching a story on Islamic militancy.

The Pune bungalow was chosen becomes it closely resembles a home in Karachi, Pakistan, where Pearl and his wife spent time.

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. It is being co-produced by Plan B, a production company founded by Pitt and his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston.