In the Land of Blood and Honey is the directorial debut of Angelina Jolie, who also wrote the script about a pair of lovers, a Muslim and a Serb, whose relationship forms during the Bosnian War.

The poster has just been released, and it is an eye-catching image that bucks the trend of using headshots and/or overly composed, dry imagery to sell the war-torn romance. This was probably the only approach to take in order to sell the film in the US, given that the leads, Zana Marjanovi? and Goran Kostic, aren’t recognizable faces here. Bonus for us that we get a pretty good poster out of the deal. Check it out in full below. Read More »

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Actors are forever jumping behind the camera to try their hands at directing, with extremely mixed results. Sometimes it’s Ben Affleck making a career comeback as the acclaimed helmer of Gone Baby Gone and The Town; other times it’s Dermot Mulroney attaining that elusive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with Love Wedding Marriage.

If the new trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s In the Land of Blood and Honey is any indication, it seems she happily falls into the former category. The Bosnian war drama follows two lovers on opposite sides of the conflict — a Christian Serb played by Goran Kostic and a Bosniak woman played by Zana Marjanovic — who find their relationship doomed by the civil war. Watch the trailer after the jump.

Update: A full-quality trailer has been released via Yahoo and is embedded below.

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Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy have boarded Rufus NorrisBroken, along with Rory Kinnear, Robert Emms, Zana Marjanovic, Bill Milner, and newcomer Eloise Laurence. The story, which was adapted by Mark O’Rowe (Boy A) from Daniel Clay‘s novel of the same title, follows a young girl whose life changes after she witnesses a brutal attack. Broken will be the first feature film by helmer Norris, an accomplished theater director.

Roth recently came off of three seasons as the lead of Fox’s Lie to Me, and will star in next year’s Arbitrage. Murphy will appear in this month’s sci-fi thriller In Time, and has several projects lined up for 2012 including the thriller Red Lights with Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Angelina Jolie, the writer/director, is already seeing what life is like on the other side of the camera. The world’s most famous actress is currently directing her feature film debut, an untitled love story about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who get separated during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War during which 100,000 people were killed. The film stars Rade Šerbedžija and Zana Marjanovic and Jolie was even able to get her significant other, Brad Pitt, to do a cameo.

Jolie had planned on shooting several scenes in Bosnia but had to cut the number of days down significantly when rumors broke out that the film was actually about a rape victim falling in love with her rapist. That rumor set off protests from woman’s organizations who were unhappy with the content and, though the rumors proved untrue, the production decided to move from Bosnia to Budapest. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Angelina Jolie is prepping her directorial debut, a romance set during the early ’90s Bosnian War. Jolie also wrote the script, and is now finalizing the cast for the picture, which begins shooting shortly. In the female lead, as a Bosnian woman who falls for a Serbian man on the eve of the war, Jolie has cast the largely unknown Zana Marjanovic. Read More »

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