The actress-turned-director is reportedly being sued for allegedly stealing the story for her upcoming film. Croatian journalist and author James J. Braddock claims that the story for Jolie’s film wasn’t penned by her at all – according to him, the story for his 2007 book The Soul Shattering was stolen by the actress and used to write In the Land of Blood and Honey.
In the Land of Blood and Honey is a fictional tale, set during the Bosnian War, of a Bosnian woman who is raped by her Serbian captors, and then falls in love with her attacker. According to legal documents obtained by Radar, the plot sounds suspiciously similar to Braddock’s The Soul Shattering.
“The Subject Work’s main female character is subject to continuous abuse and rape by soldiers and officers in the camp. In addition to being raped continuously by soldiers and officers, she is forced to become a servant at the camp headquarters, a duty assumed by very few of the captives,” the legal document reads, according to Radar Online. “The Motion Picture’s main female character is also subject to continuous rape by soldiers and officers in the camp and subsequently becomes a servant at camp headquarters.”
In addition to going after Jolie, Braddock also named GK Films, the production company which financed In the Land of Blood and Honey, among other entities. Braddock expects a jury trial and compensation for damages.
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