Jolie is Writing/Directing Bosnian War Flick, Not Starring In It
Yesterday we brought you news that Angelina Jolie would be next working on a "love story" set during the Bosnian War of the early 90's. But apparently details weren't all that accurate, as GK Films (the production company behind the film) posted a blog entry (via The Playlist) setting things straight and also announcing that Jolie will be making her feature directorial debut with this. Apparently Jolie is writing and directing the project, which focuses on a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship. We're assuming shooting is still set to start later this fall in Europe.
Based on an original screenplay written by Jolie, the actors will be solely compromised of various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia (below Hungary and Austria). Jolie will produce the film alongside GK Films' Oscar winning producer Graham King and business partner Tim Headington. We still don't have a name for this project yet, so for now it'll be Jolie's Untitled Bosnian War Film, which is long and bland, so I hope they thrown us something sooner or later. To be honest, I'm a lot more interested in this now knowing Jolie will be stepping behind the lens to direct, I just hope she can deliver a film that truly plays universally.
We'll keep you updated on this, but for now GK Films didn't reveal any other new details besides the basics that we already know. I'm curious to hear what you guys think about Angelina Jolie's directorial debut?