The trailer for "In The Land of Blood and Honey," the first feature film directed by actress and sex symbol Angelina Jolie, has surfaced online.
The R-rated movie is about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who fall in love at the time of the Bosnian war in the 1990s and stars local actors Zana Marjanovic and Goran Kostic.
Jolie, a UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador, and life partner Brad Pitt have visited Bosnia and Herzegovina in the past to discuss issues such as the plight of the country's displaced people. The actress had said in a press release issued by the film studio, GK Films, that "In the Land of Blood and Honey" "is a love story, not a political statement."
"I thought of you every day. Why couldn't you have been born a Serb?" Kostic's character, Danijel, says to his lady love, Ajla, in the trailer.
Jolie does not appear in the film herself but did write its script. The actress told Vanity Fair magazine last month that she was inspired to pen it while battling the flu.
"I had to be quarantined from the children for two days," she said. "I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don't watch TV and I wasn't reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn't know any other way."
The actress said Pitt read her work while on a trip and told her over the phone: 'You know, honey, it's not that bad.'"
Jolie is also one of the film's producers, along with the company's producer Graham King and his business partner Tim Headington, both of whom recently collaborated on the actress' film "The Tourist," which also stars Johnny Depp and was released in 2010.
Jolie has directed a project before - a 2007 documentary called "A Place in Time," which captures three minutes in time in various places around the world and also stars Anne Hathaway, Wyclef Jean and the actress' ex-husband and "Hackers" co-star, Jonny Lee Miller.
"In The Land of Blood and Honey" is set for release on December 23. Check out the trailer below.