Mass rape was a taboo topic in the immediate aftermath of the country's 1992-95 war between Serb and Bosnian Muslim forces but since then victims have formed a group to campaign for their rights, which has become one of the country's most powerful lobbies.
The Association of Women Victims of War protested Jolie's production after hearing rumors.
/*Jolie's*/ first project as a director is set to start filming in Sarajevo in November. They are currently filming in /*Hungary*/.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.