Angelina Jolie is attempting to buy film rights from a Canadian mother who 'stole back' her abducted children from their estranged father in Australia. The Mr And Mrs Smith star has contacted embattled mother MELISSA HAWACH and has expressed an interest in playing her on the big screen. Hawach was reunited with her children, HANNAH and CEDAR, after hiring two former Australian and New Zealand special forces soldiers to steal them back from her ex-husband JOSEPH last year (06). Jolie's representative called Hawach's Sydney agent, SEAN ANDERSON, on Wednesday (28FEB07) to pitch the actor for the part. Anderson said a spokesman for Jolie made the bid in a phone call and that he was expecting further details of Jolie's interest in an email from her production company. Anderson tells Sydney's Daily Telegraph, "She has shown interest in playing Melissa. For someone with Angelina's profile to be keen, it's obviously very flattering." According to Anderson, five major Hollywood film studios have already bid on Hawach's harrowing tale.