Although she spends most of her time in front of the camera, Angelina Jolie's next step in her career takes the actress behind the camera. She recently wrapped shooting on her directorial debut, an untitled Bosnian War story about a Serbian man and a Muslim woman who fall in love. Although few details are known about the film's story at this point, Jolie revealed an interesting new detail in an interview with Hungarian news outlet Vasarnapi Hirek: she shot the film in both English and the native language of the actors involved.
“We actually shot a full version in their native language and we shot a full version in English. We shot two complete films. I was only able to do it because the actors were so fluent in English so they were willing to work hard and do the scenes in two languages,” said Jolie, who added that different territories can choose which version of the film they want to show in theaters.
It's a bold move, to say the least: having been shot in two different languages, opinions on Jolie's directorial debut could vary dramatically based on the subtle and overt differences between the two versions of the film. (Less bold? Jolie's rumored decision to have her partner Brad Pitt appear in a cameo role. Not even Bosnia can escape Brangelina's reach, it seems.)
Head over to Indie Wire for much more on Jolie's directorial debut, including the idea that the film might be released in black-and-white.