Jolie’s directorial debut named ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 16:31 PM IST

Washington: It has emerged that Angelina Jolie`s directorial debut has been named ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ and is scheduled to hit the theatres December 23.

“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 in side a war,” a magazine quoted Jolie, 35, as saying in a statement.

The film featured 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, I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent,” the actress added.

Graham King with his GK Films partner Tim Headington financed the movie.

“Working with Angelina on this film and story has been a great collaboration and I am extremely proud of this film, the filmmaking is impeccable, and signals the arrival of a visceral and compelling storyteller, King was quoted as saying.