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Report: Angelina Jolie forbidden to film in Bosnia

October 14, 2010 |  5:57 pm

Angelina-jolie- bosnia There's a major hiccup in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a new report says.

The actress and mom has lost a permit to film in Bosnia, according to the BBC, as the application to shoot did not contain the film's screenplay.

The untitled project is a love story between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman during the war, between 1992 and 1995. Bosnia's cultural minister, Gavrilo Grahovac, said the production no longer has the authorization to shoot, as he's yet to see a script.

Another source of controversy comes from Bosnia's Assn. of Women Victims of War, which takes issue with an allegation that in the script the Serbian male lead is a rapist and the female his victim. The group thinks the rumored dynamic would be "misleading history." 

Grahovac indicated the permit would be restored "if they send us the scenario with a story, which will be different from what we have been told by people who read it."

Jolie and team have bounced the script to the minister, the BBC says, and the star herself wrote to the women's group to address its concerns over the content.

Should Angelina get to shoot in Bosnia? Tell us your thoughts in comments.

-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: What, Angelina Jolie worry? Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press

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