Filming Permission for Angelina Jolie's Bosnian Movie Is Revoked
Angelina Jolie's Bosnian war movie has been thrown into jeopardy after Bosnian officials revoked permission for the shooting of the film in the country. Gavrilo Grahovac, the Culture Minister of the Muslim-Croat federation which is one of the two entities in post-war Bosnia, announced on Bosnian radio (via AFP) that they revoked permission to shoot scenes in Sarajevo and the central town Zenica.
The authorities decided to revoke the permission since a women war victims group complains about the story. It was previously said that the project that will be Jolie's directorial debut tells the story of "a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship." However, Bosnian press reported that the film will be about a love story between a Muslim victim and her rapist, a Serb, and this causes outrage among victims' groups.
Grahovac added they will let Jolie shoot the movie in Bosnia if they have read the scenario to convince them that the story is not like what is reported by Bosnian media. "They no longer have the authorisation to shoot in Bosnia. They will have it if they send us the scenario with a story which will be different from what we have been told by people who read it," the culture minister told the radio.