Jolie begins directorial career in Hungary

Oct. 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is cutting her directorial teeth in Hungary and has begun shooting her as-yet-unnamed film in Budapest.

The 35-year-old U.S. film star recruited Academy Award-winning producer Graham King ("The Departed") to help bring to life her directorial debut, a love story set during the Bosnian War, People magazine reported.

"Angelina is one of the most accomplished and dedicated film professionals I have had the pleasure to work with, so I jumped at the chance to produce her directorial debut alongside her," King told People. "I am very happy to be a witness to a new film director in the making."

Jolie cast local actors for her picture, including Zana Marjanovic (Cannes critics week grand prize winner for "Snow"), Goran Kostic ("Taken," "Children of Men") and Rade Serbedzija ("Batman Begins," "Mission Impossible II"), People said.

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