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Jolie cuts filming short in Bosnia movie

November 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Angelina Jolie cut short filming for a movie in Bosnia, after rumors of a rapist-victim relationship in the film's storyline sparked protests from women assaulted during the Bosnian war.Filming was originally planned to span 10 days in Bosnia, but now Jolie's crew will film the scenes in just three or four days, according to Jolie's Bosnian producer Edin Sarkic. Jolie herself will only be on set briefly.

The curtailed filming plans come after rumors about the movie's reported storyline angered a group of women who were raped during the war in Bosnia heard that the movie was about a rape victim who falls in love with her rapist.

The group put pressure on city officials to withdraw Jolie's filming permit in October.

Although the rumors proved to be false, they still cast a shadow on the project.

The filming permits was reissued just three days after it was revoked, but Sarkic said Jolie decided to film some scene originally slated to be shot in Bosnia in Hungary instead.

The actress has exchanged letters with the women's group and has said she plans to meet with them when she arrives in Bosnia for her short visit.

Jolie's movie follows a Serb man and Bosnian Muslim woman who fall in love and get separated during the war.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.