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Angelina Jolie's In the Land of Blood and Honey picked up

FilmDistrict has bought the rights to Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In the land of Blood and Honey , GK Films has announced in Cannes.

Shot in Bosnia last year, the film focuses on a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man who are separated during the war.

The film stars Zana Marjanovic, Rade Serbedzija and Goran Kostic and was filmed simultaneously in both English and BHS (formerly Serbo-Croatian) languages.

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

Graham King and his business partner Tim Headington have financed the film, which is due to be released in the US on 23rd December.

Jolie added, "The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts, and the cast was extraordinary. I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent."

Jolie is currently in Cannes promoting Kung Fu Panda 2 . She has been joined by partner Brad Pitt, whose latest film, The Tree of Life , premieres tonight at the Grand Theatre Lumiere- check out our reaction to Malick's latest here.