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Is there anything Angelina Jolie can't do? The Oscar-winning actress -- who also wears the hats of mother of six, Brad Pitt's partner and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador -- will now take her first venture into directing, producing and writing a major feature.
Earlier reports said that Jolie would be starring in romantic drama about the Bosnian War, which is set in 1992-1995. But it turns out the 35-year-old will actually be behind the camera for this project.
British film company GK Films confirmed the news in a statement on their Web site. "Angelina Jolie is set to make her feature film directorial debut," it said. "A love story set during the Bosnian war, the film 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. Based on an original screenplay written by Jolie, the actors will be solely compromised of various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia. Jolie will produce the film alongside GK Films’ Academy Award winning producer Graham King and King’s business partner Tim Headington."
According to USMagazine.com, Jolie echoed much of GK's statement, confirming that the movie is "a love story, not a political statement" and that she plans to "involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as (she) can."
While a start date has not yet been set, Jolie was spotted scouting for shooting locations in Budapest, Hungary, over the weekend -- and she brought twins Vivienne and Knox along for the venture.
Perhaps with Kathryn Bigelow's historic Academy Awards victory, Jolie could carry on the torch for celebrated female directors!
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