Confirming rumours from recent days, production company GK Films has confirmed that Angelina Jolie will make her feature film directorial debut with a love story set during the Bosnian war.
The big question now will be where the project will shoot, as various Eastern European territories are trying to woo Jolie and the team. The production has said to be scouting in recent days in Hungary and Bosnia with Budapest-based Raleigh Studios potentially in the mix, offering Hungary’s attractive tax break. Some Serbian financing is also said to be in place.
The shoot could start as soon as September.
The film is about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who meet before the war and see their relationship impacted by the conflict.
The story is based on an original screenplay by Jolie.
GK Films said: “the actors will be solely compromised of various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia.”
Jolie will produce the film alongside GK Films’ Graham King and Tim Headington. The trio also collaborated on The Tourist, out in December.