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.
I avoided Changeling for a long time due to the lackluster support for it, but I really enjoyed it when I finally got around to a viewing. Maybe it's because I went in with low expectations, but I thought it was fantastic and showed that Jolie has some range as an actor outside of the action epics she's normally involved in. Salt was pretty damn good too...
peloquin on Aug 23, 2010
Changeling was probably one of the greatest films that Jolie has starred in. I wouldn't say its perfect, but man, can that girl pull off a look. She emotes better than most actresses in my opinion. Alex, what didn't you like about Changeling? It's a movie about a mother that I think you can say is the drama version of Salt (which I haven't seen). You aren't sure for most of the movie whether Jolie is crazy or the cops are pulling a fast one on her. I think its also very well balanced (as films go) in its portrayal of figures of authority, everyday neighbors, and mothers (the focus of the film). Don't get me wrong, I still love Jolie in films like "Wanted." 🙂
Dave13 on Aug 23, 2010
Alex I wish you had posted posted the full version of the picture in this article. The look on the lady sitting next to them was priceless.
jeffrey Lamar on Aug 23, 2010
jeffrey Lamar on Aug 23, 2010
Salt was awesome IMO, Jolie kicked some major ass.
Cody w on Aug 23, 2010
I'm in. Jolie is actually a capable actress.
Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010
I never finished Changeling because I already knew the story and Clint Eastwood almost always brings a very dark and at times disturbing end into every film. Jolie has my support as an actress. This film could be interesting as long as the audience realizes that it is focusing on a relationship and not the war firsthand. Yes. Directing for this has to be spot on because it's not an American love story, so to reign in foriegn and U.S. audiences it'll be a challenge. I hope it works out.
Eli on Aug 23, 2010
i think Angelina Jolie should do more movies like Changeling and Salt where the people she plays don't have that scary intimidating sex appeal she has in real life...Jolie i think is one of the few actors in her generation that can go from glam to drab and still make it look fab...hoping that she'll do a love story like Gia again that was something that i think would get her another Oscar if she were to get involved in something like that again
NIKKI on Sep 26, 2010
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