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Jolie's film to screen in Bosnian

Published 17/11/2011 | 11:16

Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut with the film
Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut with the film

Angelina Jolie's directorial debut will be released in the native language of Bosnia when it hits US screens in December.

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In The Land Of Blood And Honey is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war and was filmed both in English and the native Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, referred to as BHS.

Deadline reports that the actress, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, said in a statement: "It was always my hope that US audiences would have the opportunity to experience this version."

The decision will come as a relief to the 36 year-old, who has struggled with the project since its inception. Angelina was forced to abandon filming last October when the Sarajevo authorities withdrew her filming permit following protests about the content of the film.

Rumours had spread that the story involved a rape victim falling in love with her attacker, causing protests from an association of rape victims in Bosnia who branded the story insulting. The decision was eventually reversed following a review of the script.

The Mr & Mrs Smith star's other troubled project, a remake of Cleopatra, has also received good news. David Fincher, who recently worked on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is rumoured to be in discussions to direct.

Angelina signed on to play the Egyptian Queen earlier this year.

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