ANGELINA JOLIE responded to charges she plagiarized the storyline for her directorial debut, “In The Land Of Blood And Honey” by denying the whole thing.
The A-list actress, who’s had a storied and successful career playing tough girl action roles, is releasing her first attempt at directing on December 23 and it’s about a love story between a Serbian soldier and a Bosnian-Muslim woman during the 1992 Bosnian war. Jolie has had to contend with protests from actual Balkan rape victims that the film added controversy to their ordeal under the Serbs, and recently a lawsuit from Croatian journalist, James Braddock, who claims she stole the idea for her movie from book he wrote and published in 2007…
And Jolie denies Braddock’s allegations, to wit:
“It’s par for the course,”
the enigmatic mother of six responded matter-of-factly in an interview with 24 Frames.
“It happens on almost every film.”
In fact, Jolie reveals she used a wide range of source material for the film, and James J. Braddock‘s (real name: Josip J. Knezevic) book, “The Subject Work,” was not one of them.
“There are many books and documentaries that I did pull from,”
“It’s a combination of many people’s stories. But that particular book I’ve never seen.”
Which just goes to show that the best defense is soaring above those accusations…something that Angie really knows how to play to the fore…
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