Film District Grabs Angelina Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'
by Ethan Anderton
May 16, 2011
We just found out last week that Film District had picked up Rian Johnson's sci-fi action flick Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt for distribution, and now they've decided to pick up the directorial debut from actress Angelina Jolie. The company announced their acquisition of In the Land of Blood and Honey in a press release with the movie slated to hit theaters on December 23rd of this year. The film is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War in the 90's and illustrates the consequences of the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict. Jolie says, "The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it's also universal."
Jolie continued, "I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war." The film features a local cast, and most of them are actually real-life children of the war. The story itself follows a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship. I'm certainly interested to see how Jolie fares behind the camera after standing in front of it for so long. Hopefully she's picked up some pointers from the myriad of directors she's worked with in her career. Anyone interested in seeing this?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I don't necessarily think Angelina is the best actress or that she has chosen all the right roles, so I'm having difficulty seeing her as an astute or capable director to tackle such a picture as it is explained in this article. Guess I'll wait to hear some reviews.....
Voice of Reason on May 16, 2011
Angelina is the woman on the right, right?
Manuel on May 16, 2011
so you think the woman in the left is beautiful, as long as you think that it is NOT angelina jolie? You're such a joke... Too bad the world has alot of people like you living in it
SUn on Oct 8, 2011
Did Angelina Jolie use (steal) this book (The Soul Shattering in English) written by the Bosnian-Croatian author James J. Braddock a.k.a Josip J. Knežević, as the story platform for her movie In The Land of Blood and Honey? Did she totally miss the truth and core of that genocidal war against Bosnia and her people? Why was she banned from filming in Bosnia by the most influental organization of women - victims of the war? Did she rewrite history and offended thousands of women and other innocent victims of the Serbian aggression on Bosnia & Herzegovina? Should American women and human rights organizations get involved? J.J. Braddock (a.k.a. Josip Knezevic) wrote the book “Slamanje duše“(“The Soul Shattering“ in English, or semantically more precisly: „The Shattering of a Soul“). The book is entirely based on facts and actually is a tribute to the Bosnian tragedy. The book is a tribute to all the women (and girls) of Bosnia & Hercegovina, who were subjected to the inhumane, intended, organized and perpetual abuse and rape – an important part of the policy of „ethnic cleansing“ designed by the Serbian
Jjbraddock on Aug 25, 2011
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