Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Now Titled 'In The Land Of Blood and Honey'

by Edward Davis
May 15, 2011 5:16 AM
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FilmDistrict To Release Bosnian-Set War/Romance Picture On December 23rd



Academy Award-winning Actress, U.N.-approved humanitarian, prodigious international baby adopter, geographical coordinate tattoo enthusiast, partner to one of the sexiest men on the planet and now director. Is there anything Angelina Jolie can't do?

For months, we've been hearing about Jolie's directorial debut; a once-untitled romantic drama, set during the Bosnian War following a love story between a Muslim woman and a Serbian man. Now the picture has a title and U.S. distributor. The relatively new distributor FilmDistrict (co-run by producer Graham King) has aggressively been acquiring pictures during the Cannes Film Festival (they just scored Rian Johnson's "Looper") and have scooped up the U.S. rights to what is now called, "In The Land Of Blood and Honey" The picture is scheduled for release during Oscar season on December 23. Quite the bold move.


"The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it's also universal," Jolie said in a statement picked up by THR. "I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war."

As previously reported, the picture stars Zana Marjanovic (”Snow”), Goran Kostic and Rade Serbedzija ("Snatch”), and if you believe pictures contains a cameo by Brad Pitt (our guess is it was just set visit to see how his partner was doing).

“The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts. The cast was extraordinary. I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent,” Jolie said.

FilmDistrict is on a roll and really flexing their new muscles at the Croisette having also already acquired U.S. rights to the comedy "Playing The Field" starring Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as directed by Gabriele Muccino (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) and "Arabian Nights" starring Liam Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins.

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5 Comments

  • goran Fusko | October 22, 2011 1:29 AMReply

    i am a product of the Bosnian War, and reson why i live in Arizona. I can not wait to see Blood and Honey. I for one love Angelina Jolie, not only her movies but what she has done throughout the World. i just want to say Thank You for making this film. I hope this movie will help bring people closer togeather Muslims, Serbs and Croations because we are all the same.

  • RACHEL BUSTILLOS | October 21, 2011 4:43 AMReply

    I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE MOVIES STARRING ................. ANGELINA JOLIE ......ALSO ....... BRAD PITT ... TOGETHER OR SEPERATE............ I LOVE THEM BOTH GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ...I HOPE YOU GET MARRIED SOMEDAY SINCERE LOVE RACHEL BUSTILLOS

  • RACHEL BUSTILLOS | October 21, 2011 4:42 AMReply

    I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE MOVIES STARRING ................. ANGELINA JOLIE ......ALSO ....... BRAD PITT ... TOGETHER OR SEPERATE............ I LOVE THEM BOTH GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ...I HOPE YOU GET MARRIED SOMEDAY SINCERE LOVE RACHEL BUSTILLOS

  • Ligaya | June 8, 2011 3:29 AMReply

    Edward Davis and Playlist, I'm very disappointed in you. I get it, your're being playful. But "prodigious international baby adopter" is egregiously repeating the tabloids' intentional mischaracterization of Angelina Jolie's (btw, everyone seems to forget Brad Pitt is in on this too) adoption of three - count them 3!!! - adoptees. How many has Mia Farrow adopted and why haven't we heard anything about her? How many did Josephine Baker adopt? Is it a bad thing to adopt kids who need loving families?

  • KitCon | May 16, 2011 3:17 AMReply

    Even if it's good, with a cast of unknowns with hard to spell and pronounce names and a heavy, foreign subject, this will be a very tough sell.

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