Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Gets a Title

Entertainment May. 15, 2011 AT 6:02PM
Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Gets a Title Credit: George Pimentel/FilmMagic

Consider it an early Christmas present: Angelina Jolie's directorial debut will hit theaters on December 23, 2011, Deadline reports. Named In the Land of Blood and Honey, the movie is being distributed by FilmDistrict.

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"The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it's also universal," Jolie, 35, said in a statement. "I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living in side a war."

Graham King, who financed the project with his GK Films partner Tim Headington, promises viewers won't be disappointed.

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"Working with Angelina on this film and story has been a great collaboration and I am extremely proud of this film," he said. "The filmmaking is impeccable, and signals the arrival of a visceral and compelling storyteller."

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Though the Oscar winner does not appear in the film, it features a cast of local citizens, many of whom were children of war in the '90s. "The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts. The cast was extraordinary," Jolie said. "I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent."

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