Angelina Jolie announced in a surprise visit to Sarajevo that she is going to shoot a romantic film in the Balkans. She will reportedly both act in and direct the film.
The announcement was relayed by the UNCHR, the refugee agency of the United Nations, for whom the actress is serving as a goodwill ambassador. “Upon leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday, Angelina Jolie stated that she will be in the region working on a film this fall,” the agency said in statement.
The film is said to be a love story set during the Bosnian War during the mid-1990s. It is about “a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship,” the statement said.
Jolie emphasized that the movie will not have political undertones and that the cast would come from the different ethnic groups of the former Yugoslavia.
While in Bosnia, Jolie met with Haris Silajdzic (pictured above), left, a Muslim member of the Bosnian tripartite Presidency, during her visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. A top official in Bosnia says Angelina Jolie is interested in supporting education and other projects to help young Bosnians and people who return to homes they left during the war.
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