Bosnia Lifts Ban on Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut

Entertainment Oct. 18, 2010 AT 8:27AM
Bosnia Lifts Ban on Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Credit: Toni Passig/

Angelina Jolie is all set to start filming in Bosnia next month.

After the eastern European country initially banned the star, 35, from filming her directorial debut there, a government source confirms to that it has granted her filming permit  back.

The permit had been rejected because no screenplay was attached to the application, as required by law.

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"The script has been approved and they are back on schedule to film in Bosnia next month," the government source tells Us.

"Everyone is relieved," adds the insider. "Jolie feels like a huge weight has been lifted off the team's shoulders. It's great news."

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False rumors had circulated that the permit was rejected due to the supposed plot in the film involving a rape victim who falls in love with her captor.

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An insider slammed the rape romance report.  Jolie said in a statement: "There are many twists in the plot that address the sensitive nature of the relationship between the main characters, and that will be revealed once the film is released...My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film."

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