UPDATE: According to The Guardian, Angelina Jolie will direct the film from her own script. She is not expected to star in the film as well.
Angelina Jolie said after a visit to Sarajevo Saturday she would soon start work on a love story set during the 1992-95 Bosnian War, reports Reuters.
Jolie said in a statement issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for whom she is a Goodwill Ambassador, that shooting for the movie would begin in the fall on the story of a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect it has on their relationship.
“The film is a love story, not a political statement,” the statement said.
She also said the movie’s cast would be comprised of actors from the various ethnicities of the former Yugoslavia.
“I would like to involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as I can,” Jolie said.
Jolie arrived Friday for a surprise visit to Sarajevo and Saturday met members of Bosnia’s inter-ethnic presidency to discuss ways to help thousands of returning war refugees.
To learn more about Jolie’s work with UNHCR, click here.