Angelina Jolie’s first film she has written and directed has found a U.S. distributor at Cannes Film Festival. The distribution company FilmDistrict will release Jolie’s film entitled In the Land of Blood and Honey on December 23, 2011.

Starring Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic and Rade Serbedzija, the plot takes place during the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s. It centers on their characters’ lives and how the war affects them.

“The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it’s also universal. I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war.”

— Angelina Jolie

Jolie definitely has acting chops — now I’m curious on how she’ll do as a director. She’d be able to utilize her skills in front of the camera to direct others.

(The Hollywood Reporter)