Angelina Jolie will have a Bosnian Christmas gift


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Angelina Jolie's directorial debut has picked up a US distributor.

Her Bosnian War film In the Land of Blood and Honey will be released in the US on December 23 by FilmDistrict, a subsidiary of GK Films. Announcing the acquisition on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, GK Films founder Graham King said Jolie's debut "signals the arrival of a visceral and compelling storyteller".

The film features a completely local Bosnian cast, most of whom were children during the 1990s war.

Jolie came to the Cannes festival this year to promote Kung Fu Panda 2 and for romantic partner Brad Pitt's drama The Tree of Life, which premiered yesterday.