'In the Land of Blood and Honey' to hit theaters Dec. 23

FilmDistrict will release Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” GK Films announced Sunday in Cannes.

Pic, set in the Bosnian War, will be released on Dec. 23 in the U.S.

Jolie also penned the script.

“The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it’s also universal,” Jolie said in a statement. “I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war.”

Graham King and his business partner Tim Headington financed the pic, which was shot last year in Bosnia.

“Working with Angelina on this film and story has been a great collaboration and I am extremely proud of this film,” said King.

Starring Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic and Rade Serbedzija, “In the Land of Blood and Honey” was filmed simultaneously in two languages: English and BHS (formerly known as Serbo-Croatian).

“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,” adds Jolie.

Jolie is currently in Cannes with partner Brad Pitt, whose “Tree of Life” premieres Monday night at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

Jolie is repped by Media Talent Group.

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