Bosnian Culture Minister Gavrilo Grahovac has revoked a permit for Angelina Jolie to film her directorial debut in the country.
Reason? After meeting with the local Women Victims of War Association, there were reportedly many problems with the story of the Serbian soldier and the Muslim woman he falls for in Jolie’s script with the bunch.
“They no longer have the authorization to shoot in Bosnia,” Grahovac said in a Bosnian radio interview. “They will have it if they send us the scenario with a story which will be different from what we have been told by people who read it.”
Jolie recently gave this statement of the controversial storyline: “There are many twists in the plot that address the sensitive nature of the relationship between the main characters, and that will be revealed once the film is released. My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film.”
A script has since been sent to the culture ministry to try and reverse the decision, but decision reversal may be hard in a story where a victim falls in love with her torturer.