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Jolie To Make Film Set In Bosnian War

Angelina Jolie met with members of Bosnia's tripartite presidency during a visit to Sarajevo on August 21.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has announced plans to star in a romantic movie that will be filmed in the Balkans.

The announcement came as Jolie made a surprise visit August 21 to the Bosnian capital Sarajevo as part of her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR, the United Nations' refugee agency.

In a statement, the UNHCR said Jolie plans to be in the Balkans region "working on a film this fall."

The statement said the film will be "a love story set during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995, focusing on a couple who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship."

The statement said the film aims to be a "love story, not a political statement," and added that the cast would include actors from the different ethnic groups of the former Yugoslavia.

During her visit to Sarajevo, Jolie called on Bosnian leaders to speed up the return of thousands of refugees from the civil war.

She also met the Muslim and Croat representatives of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, Haris Silajdzic and Zeljko Komsic, to discuss the refugee issue.

compiled from agency reports