Angelina Jolie Wants To Make A Wartime Bosnian Love Story
Before Angelina Jolie started going about saving the world by adopting children from seemingly every impoverished region, she was taking a more traditional route, working as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees starting in 2001. And she's still at it, actually-- she visited Sarajevo over the weekend to meet with Bosnian leadership and discuss ways for refugees from the early-90s ethnic war to return to the country. And as THR reports, a movie may be part of the plan.
The UNHCR released a statement Saturday that announced Jolie's intention to make a movie following a love story during the Bosnian War. "The film is a love story, not a political statement," Jolie said, while failing to explain whether she'd be producing, directing or starring in the film in any capacity. The cast will primarily include actors from the former Yugoslavia, so it's hard to imagine Jolie in anything other than a cameo role. She said shooting is set to begin in the fall, though, so whatever's going on, we should expect to get more details soon.
It's hard to speculate much on what this film might look like, since we don't know who would be directing the film or how involved Jolie will be. So, instead, watch this Access Hollywood report from the last time Jolie visited Sarajevo, with Brad Pitt in tow, back in April. No, it's not the same, but it's what we've got right now.
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