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Angelina Jolie Casts Zana Marjanovic in Her Directorial Debut

Angelina Jolie Casts Zana Marjanovic in Her Directorial Debut

Angelina Jolie has chosen Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic as the female lead in her directorial debut — a wartime love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man.

Zana, 27, said that the the screenplay was “fabulous” and she could not wait to start shooting with such a “great actress and humanist” like Angie (she will serve as director, producer and screenwriter).

Hungary and Bosnia will both be used as locations to shoot the movie. Can’t wait!

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  • Lara

    Bravo Angie, such an inspiring woman. Hope we hear more soon on the project.

  • Mel

    Good for you, Angie. What a woman.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Looking forward to her new project.

    OT. MANiston didn’t help make a splash on the premier of Cougar Town. I am so glad. People are so sick of this talentless piece of .

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Looking forward to her new project.

    OT. MANiston didn’t help make a splash on the premier of Cougar Town. I am so glad. People are so sick of this talentless piece of crap.

  • Lara

    Award-winning actress, and now director, producer and screenwriter.
    The sky’s the limit, way to go, Angie.

  • niwatori

    All the luck to Angie. Really looking forward to her work…I expect it’s gonna be amazing :D

  • marilyn

    it only makes sense that angie casts a serbian actor as the male lead as well. in any case, i can’t wait to see this film. i know she’ll make a good director.

  • Yoco

    JoliePittwatch has info about the kids school in Budapest

  • teri

    Love Angelina. Looking forward to seeing this movie too.

  • character

    Angelina always chooses harsh movie topics. I dont know if I could always live looking at misery, poverty, famine… I think I’d be always sad or depressed but she must have a huge strengh to deal with all those problems and keep on trying to help everyone. Im glad to see that there are nice people in this world doing what others should do. Maybe she’s too happy now to go depressed. Anyways I look up to her.

  • Sundus

    This sounds very interesting, can’t wait!
    Love you Angie!!!

  • t.m.delafonda

    AMAZING ….. AMAZING …. Angelina!!!!! She really is on a level all her own. This lady is one of the last great cinema stars. While networks are hyping the latest reality show celebutard, she is a TRUE MOVIE STAR!!!! And……..There are too few of them left. Soooo……hate if you must, you can not deny her (and Brad’s) greatness of character and acting skills.

  • sissysissy

    absolutely cannot wait!!!

  • yikes

    grim reaper Ang

  • behind the camera is good

    …..guess it’s time to get out of the acting biz before her face crumbles

  • Katarzyna Nowak

    Never heard of this actress. Straight to DVD,

  • teri

    I think it would be difficult to visit war torn countries also. The things I’ve read in Angelina’s book Notes of My Travels, was so touching yet so heart wrenching at what she wrote. She lived it, was actually there and the terror those people feel on a daily basis is just unbelievable. Then coming back to the US and our Freedom some take for granted is even sadder. Some of the bashers need to be dropped in the middle of these places to appreciate what they truly have here. Angelina should be the least of their own worries.

  • “great actress”

    did we miss something?
    -She’s just glad to have a job, thus the over the top butt kissing

  • the AJ Staff

    Director is natural position for the Ang. She’s much more of a director than a wife or a mother.

  • lurker

    Amazing. The Woman who has it all. Go Angie go,go,go. Love you.

  • mmsic

    Lots of luck and love to you Angie.A truly talented and magnificent A-List actress you are.Keep it up!!!

  • Oona

    Yeah I’m so exicted :)
    Angelina is just awesome !

  • Catchy

    jeez jolie looks scary
    i doubt the movie will worth seeing

  • to behind the camera is good

    ..guess it’s time to get out of the acting biz before her face crumbles
    ====================
    idiot!!! pay attention here. angie’s face is not going to crumble. she is absolutely beautiful; almost a carbon copy of her mother.
    http://laist.com/2007/01/28/marcheline_bertrand_mother_of_angelina_jolie_died_yesterday_of_cancer.php

  • snif

    Aaaangie Aaaangie Aaaangie GO Angie!

  • lovejoliepitt

    the AJ Staff : Brad said : the greatest gift he has given to his kids – Angelina as thier mother ” so I guess she is wonderful mother .
    OH, STOP READIND THE TABS CAUSE THEY ARE NOT TRUE ,OH BUT YOU GUYS ARE LIVING IN FANTASY WORLD!

    GET A LIFE!

  • jelena

    that is awsome :)

  • to Katarzyna Nowak

    oh, so because YOU PERSONALLY have never heard of this Bosnian actress the film will go straight to dvd. God has spoken!!! don’t be so damned stupid!!

  • to AJ staffer

    another name change whamo aka brad cheats on angie??

  • Yoco

    @behind the camera is good: Yeah thats why she is the sought after actress in Hollywood, Cleopatra, Gucci,Salt 2,Gravity.I admire Angie for not ‘talking”about directing for years like some actresses she cowrote the screenplay and committed to it and in a few weeks (not years )she will take the helm of a feature film with the blessing and support of Oscar Winning director Clint Eastwood.Don’t talk about , JUST DO IT

  • Beezwax

    For all the people making fun of johnny depp look in tourist. Who saw the pix of blow fish brad on popsugar yesterday? He could carry six kids luggage in those bags under his eyes. Look like he was hangover or haggard from crying all night. He is a sissy wimp so I wouldn’t rule out a tearful tantrum .

  • Gracie

    Super woman. She can do it all. I never tire reading about her. She is an inspiration to all woman. I can’t wait to see this movie when it comes out. I’m sure it will be worth the wait. You go Angie. Love you.

  • motherless children

    THIS just in: Angelina plans on playing a mother….someday in the future

  • Beezwax

    For all the people making fun of johnny depp look in tourist. Who saw the pix of blow fish brad on popsugar yesterday? He could carry six kids luggage in those bags under his eyes. Look like he was hangover or haggard from crying all night. He is a Drunk and a sissy wimp so I wouldn’t rule out a tearful tantrum or a tearful boozfest . We all know his daddy image is fake . Beer or kids? He always choose beer

  • Gillian

    Shut up, what’s your problem haters? Angelina is a good image for us

  • Passing Through

    # 275 dianad1968 @ 09/22/2010 at 10:29 pm
    .
    I’m not losing any sleep over what those jealous biitches at Celebitchy “think”. Notice “think” is in quotation marks. I doubt they had enough gray matter between them to make one whole brain. If I cared about their opinion I’d be over there posting. I don’t post there, ergo I don’t give a rat’s fluffy furry ass what they “think”.
    .
    CB is is just like Lamey’s site – useless. But, they have better pictures. I hadn’t been to Lamey’s in forever so I went to it yesterday afternoon out of boredom. It didn’t take me long to see that Lamey is even lamer than I thought. This is a grown ass woman, 36 years old – damned near 40 – and she cackles and carries on worse than a 20 year-old bar fly. Lamey’s so shallow and one-dimensional. She spends more time blathering on about clothes & shoes than a woman of her age has a right to. Who gives a fvck that Nicole Simpson’s new shoe line isn’t as cute as some stupid shoes she bought in London? Or about Rihanna & Katy Perry being BFFs? Or that Putrid is going to be on Glee? That’s NOT a source of pride for Putrid that she’s resorting to doing TV – just like X. Then there’s another post where she’s chattering about whether an original Glee character is better than a new one – after all of 1 show. What is she – 14? She follows Glee and Gossip Girl like she’s 15 instead of 36. Grow the fvck up already. Lamey’s just flat out tiresome.

  • lurker aka angel

    poor pathetic name changing whamo and co
    poor losers are having a meltdown again
    because jenny poo failed again bombed
    angies achievements are just going higher and higher
    is no fun to be a hater
    angie rules and owns them

  • lurker aka angel

    zana has a unique look and she seems like a great actress very fresh
    am looking foward to the male lead

  • Beezwax

    Wah waaaaah – brad Pitt when angie told him he’s not going to Bosnia with her and her kids. funny when Ben affleck is doing better than brad Pitt. Personally and professionally. Ben has a nice wife who stays at home when she’s supposed to and he’s the bread winner .Two daughters that dress like gals and look just like him. Poor pittyful brad is the woman in the relationship. Cries and whines like a chick. “I have the restless spirit of a man” – angelina jolie. You can’t hold her down ;)

  • male lead

    The male lead is Nikola Djuricko from Serbia.

  • wtf

    Why the he*ll did Jared put that picture of Angelina up there? PLEASE there are better pictures. and WTF all these bing movie shots of Angelina? WTF?

  • lurker aka angel

    @male lead:

    link please was it confirm?? i didnot hear about it
    hens please crawl back to yout cave

  • Beezwax

    Back on topic. I like the look of the girl. Rumors were floating that angie wanted brad for the lead man but changed her mind because she doesn’t want to film brad Pitt in love scenes . Bwajajaj — now you know ted got the info from brads camp because it’s pretty obvious angie wanted brad to play the old father , not the young stud. Brad is way too old for that part . Rotflmao

  • Gorgeous Angelina

    Wonderful news!!!
    .
    Angie will do a superb job all around. What an incredible talent this Lady is. She is wanted by so many top directors and producers to star in their movies, she is a great humanitarian, she is loved the world over.
    .
    Best of all she has all of Brad’s love and support as she said, “Brad is the word that makes all of this possible!”
    .
    God bless you Brad and Angelina. Not only are you both big-hearted and extremely generous to so many, you both are incredibly creative and talented and support each other in everything you both do. What a tremendous example you both are.

  • Beezwax

    @male lead: nice.

  • just saying

    Here Angelina is going about her creative journey as a filmaker and her fans are appluding while the cracked out hens are gidddy with talk about what Brad looks like. Just saying….

  • warrior

    Haters and crazingly in love and obsessed with Angelina. This is like animal love-hate lol

  • Gorgeous Angelina

    Here is some news for the Hateful Hag’s” (Aniston’s) Hens to gnash their teeth on with even more hate, since they love to hate, as they waste their time on Angie’s site, but their girl is only receiving her JUST rewards!
    .
    Thank you Lurker aka Angel for printing it on the previous thread -

    .
    “Jen Aniston’s buzzed-about guest-starring role on Wednesday’s Cougar Town didn’t drum up ratings for the ABC sitcom.
    Around 12.6 million viewers watched the season premiere of the Emmy award-winning Modern Family — a successful bow.
    VIDEO: Watch Jen Aniston on Cougar Town
    A large chunk of those viewers didn’t stick around 30 minutes later to watch Aniston, 41, reunite with Courteney Cox on Cougar Town.
    According to estimates, 8.3 million viewers watched the show, which featured Aniston as a shrink.
    It placed third in its timeslot.
    PHOTOS: Jen and Courteney through the years
    Last year’s series premiere drew 11.4 million viewers.
    Lately, Aniston has been in the doghouse. ratings-wise.
    Her last big screen comedy, The Switch, flopped, grossing just $8.1 million its opening weekend in August.
    ha ha ha ha looked like America is over fraud maniston

  • Gorgeous Angelina

    Here, hateful Jen Ansiton Hags, chew on this also -
    .
    Thanks Observer 2 -
    .
    “Aniston can’t even bring them back to TV. Where are all of her fans? This is now her 3rd TV cameo appearance that has bombed, just like her movies:
    ~~ Courteney’s Ratings Take A Hit! Blame It On Maniston!
    According to Mediaweek, ABC fell into third place last night as the second season-premiere of Cougar Town tanked in the ratings. Ratings were also DOWN from last year!
    The guest appearance from Jennifer Aniston, which reunited her with Friends costar Courteney Cox, may have hurt their changes of anyone tuning in.
    Can’t she do anything right?! ~~”

  • http://T.com Kaz

    :-$