Angelina Jolie is Shooting a Bosnian War-Set Love Story Next
No superheroes or Russian spies, apparently Angelina Jolie is preparing to start shooting a film set during the Bosnian War of the early 90's for her next feature role. Reuters / THR are reporting that Jolie visited Sarajevo over the weekend and issued a statement, via the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, confirming her involvement. "The film is a love story, not a political statement," Jolie said. Shooting starts in the fall on a film about a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect it has on their relationship. "I would like to involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as I can," Jolie added. Read on!
Oddly, we don't know what the name of the project is or who is writing or directing, but I'm sure that will all be announced soon. Reuters also adds that the cast will be "comprised of actors from the various ethnicities of the former Yugoslavia." I'd like to learn more about this before I say I'm interested, because I'm not just sold on Jolie alone anymore, as I already learned my lesson after watching Changeling (which I didn't really care for that much). Obviously she's dedicated to this and I'm sure it has a good story, but who is directing? And what else can we expect? We'll keep you updated on any of the details we hear about this. Stay tuned!
Update: We've learned some new details about the project, mainly that Angelina Jolie will not actually be starring in the film, but rather making her feature directorial debut. GK Films has confirmed that Jolie will be writing and directing this Bosnian War love story. More details and info on the update can be found here.