Probably not! But: the first trailer for Angelina Jolie's directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' has snuck online, and it looks gorgeous? Tragic? Like the work of a budding master? Jolie's new film -- which doesn't feature the Oscar-winner onscreen -- focuses on the forbidden love between a Muslim woman and a Serbian soldier during the Bosnian war in the mid-'90s. That's controversial enough, but 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' was also dogged during production by rumors of rape being the source of their clandestine romance.
Bosnian officials revoked Jolie's filming permits for 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' last October, after receiving pressure from women's groups because of rumored content in the film. "Among thousands of testimonies by women raped during the war, there is not a single one that tells of a love story between a victim and her rapist," said Women Victims of War head Bakira Hasecic at the time. "We will not allow anyone to falsify our pain."
Just days later, the permit was reinstated after officials had a chance to read the script, which apparently didn't include the lightning-rod issue. Said the actress at the time, "My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film."
Jolie also wrote the script for 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' something she said she accomplished while ill and quarantined from her children. "I don't watch TV and I wasn't reading anything," she told Vanity Fair this year. "So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn't know any other way."
'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is set for release sometime in December.
Gallery | Co-Stars Who (Allegedly) Had Affairs
Clark Gable and Loretta Young
Clark Gable cheated on his wife, with co-star Loretta Young, during the filming of 'The Call of the Wild.' Young became pregnant and had to leave the country to keep it secret. ‘Wild’ was directed by the prolific William A. Wellman, who later filmed 'Blood Alley,' which starred ...
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
... Lauren Bacall, who at the age of 19 began an affair with co-star Humphrey Bogart on the set of 'To Have and Have Not.' Bogart was trapped in an unfulfilling marriage but remained dutiful to his commitment. He continued his romance with Bacall secretly on the set of their next movie, ‘The Big Sleep,’ made by ‘Have Not’ director Howard Hawks. Hawks later filmed the movie 'Red River,' written by Charles Schnee, who also wrote ...
Eddie Fisher and Liz Taylor
... 'BUtterfield 8,' a steamy drama that turned into a PR nightmare for its stars. Singer-actor Eddie Fisher left wife Debbie Reynolds for his co-star Elizabeth Taylor, whose own husband (and Fisher’s good friend), Michael Todd, had recently died in a plane crash. The scandalous relationship got Fisher’s NBC show canceled, and Taylor was labeled a “home-wrecker.” Even though the movie netted her an Oscar, Taylor hated her character's promiscuous depiction. Nonetheless, Taylor and Fisher married, only to see it end five years later when ...
Richard Burton and Liz Taylor
... Taylor left him for Richard Burton, whom she met while filming ‘Cleopatra’ -- making their romance a thing of tabloid legend for the next decade. Meanwhile, their ‘Cleopatra’ co-star Martin Landau stayed away from the gossip, and probably bonded with his ‘Tucker: the Man and His Dream' co-star Jeff Bridges, who also had to endure on-set drama with ...
Peter Bogdanovich and Cybill Shepherd
... 'The Last Picture Show,' on whose set director Peter Bogdanovich embarked on an affair with 21-year-old breakout star Cybill Shepherd. The romance ended Bogdanovich’s marriage with his artistic collaborator and wife, Polly Platt, but he soldiered on to direct ‘What's Up, Doc?,’ a screwball comedy starring Ryan O'Neal. Two years prior, O’Neal had given a breakthrough performance in 'Love Story,' alongside co-star ...
Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw
... Ali MacGraw, who left her husband, producer Robert Evans, for Steve McQueen during the production of her next movie, 'The Getaway.' As Evans’s marriage was falling apart, he somehow found the time to produce 'The Godfather,' with the relatively unknown Al Pacino. The movie made Pacino a superstar, leading to a string of blockbuster follow-ups including 'Scarface,' which gave the spotlight to ...
John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer
... Michelle Pfeiffer, who went on to earn her first Oscar nomination for 1988's ‘Dangerous Liaisons’; in that role, she is seduced by John Malkovich’s lothario character. Ironically, Malkovich and Pfeiffer reportedly had a real-life affair during filming, which ended his marriage to actress Glenne Headly. Malkovich, co-star Glenn Close, and director Stephen Frears later re-united for 'Mary Reilly' with Julia Roberts, who had just starred in ‘Something to Talk About,’ which featured a cheating husband played by Dennis Quaid, who in reality was married to ...
Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan
... Meg Ryan who severed her relationship with Quaid when she began an affair with co-star Russell Crowe while the two were in South America shooting the movie 'Proof of Life.' The tabloid saga stirred up by that affair ruined the movie’s chances and damaged Meg Ryan’s “good girl” image. The relationship quickly ended, and Crowe moved onto his next role: the Oscar-winning 'A Beautiful Mind,' directed by Ron Howard. This January, Howard released 'The Dilemma,' a comedy about an extra-marital affair starring Vince Vaughan, who previously appeared in ...
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
... 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith,' the action blockbuster that famously sparked a controversial romance between co-stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who was still married to Jennifer Aniston. In simpler times, Jolie had starred in the summer hit ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.’ Her butt-kicking character had a steamy rivalry with fellow adventurer Alex West, played by ...
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
... Daniel Craig, who (allegedly) won Rachel Weisz away from husband Darren Aronofsky while filming 'Dream House.' It’s a good thing that Craig and Weisz reportedly dislike the film so much that they refuse to do press for it, otherwise they might have to answer some awkward questions.
(Asked for comment, Kevin Bacon said "Keep me out of this.")
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