Angelina Jolie to Write and Direct War Romance

Angelina Jolie: Oscar-winning thespian. Humanitarian. Mega-mom. World-class beauty. And now, director and screenwriter.

The Salt actress is set to make her screenwriting and directorial debut with a romance set against the 1992-1995 Bosnian war. But lest anyone think that Jolie will use the as-yet-untitled film to push a non-cinematic agenda, she emphasizes that the movie will be “a romance, not a political statement.”

According to GK Films—which will be producing the movie, along with The Tourist, Jolie’s upcoming co-starring venture with Johnny Depp—Jolie won’t be starring in the film, but rather the cast will be comprised entirely of “various ethnicities of the former Yugoslavia.” Jolie herself echoes that keep-it-local sentiment, emphasizing,

“I would like to involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as I can.”

In the statement announcing the film, GK notes that the plot “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.”

How do you think Jolie will handle her new duties as writer and director? Share your predictions in the comments section.

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