Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has signed a three-year “Without Blood Movie” deal as director, producer and actress.
The Oscar winner will work with the Fremantle company to create feature films, documentaries and TV series, with a focus on “important stories” and “diverse voices from around the world,” the production company announced yesterday.
Under the three-year agreement, which commences immediately, Jolie and Fremantle will jointly develop a sophisticated, powerful, and internationally focused slate of feature films, documentaries, and original series in which she will produce, direct, and/or star – based on each individual project. Angelina Jolie and Fremantle share a global perspective on important storytelling, championing underserved and diverse voices from across the world.
This is reflected in this deal which also extends into local language projects in partnership with Fremantle’s production companies and acclaimed filmmaking talent operating in 26 territories around the world. This includes supporting other writers and directors regionally to help them get their projects made. Under the deal, Jolie will Produce and Direct the feature film “Without Blood”, this May in Italy.
Jolie adapted the script from the acclaimed international bestselling novel by Alessandro Baricco – an unforgettable fable about war, revenge, memory, and healing. In addition to “Without Blood” Angelina Jolie and Fremantle are also working on upcoming feature projects, documentaries and original series that will be announced soon.
Angelina Jolie said: “To have the freedom to tell important stories and bring them to a global audience is at the heart of this agreement with Fremantle. I am excited to be working with such a passionate and forward-looking team that has an international perspective.”
As a director, Oscar winner Jolie directed the films “In the Land of Blood and Honey” about love during the Bosnian war and the war drama “Unbroken”. In 2017, she filmed The Long Road to Hope, about a childhood under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime. The mother of six was last seen on screen in the role of fighter Thena in the Marvel blockbuster “Eternals”.Without Blood Movie Angelina Jolie.
Without Blood Movie Story
After her father and brother are brutally murdered, 4 year old Nina is left for dead in the family house. Highly visual and unforgettably sad, Without Blood is a haunting book about damage, longing, memory, and forgiveness. Ann Goldstein’s superb translation captures Baricco’s effortless prose style and gives people in Britain the opportunity to experience this gem of a novel that has already delighted hundreds of thousands of readers across Europe.
In Alessandro Baricco’s brief, penetrating morality tale, Without Blood (trans. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein), Nina, a little girl, witnesses the murder of her doctor father by men who accuse him of hideous war crimes. As an old woman, Nina hunts down the killers, asking a curious favor of the last of them, an elderly lottery card vendor. Ending his story with a poignant twist, Baricco (author of the international bestseller Silk) reflects movingly on the nature of war and brutality.
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Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director, and performer. His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages, and include Lands of Glass, Silk, Ocean Sea, City, and Without Blood. His theatrical monologue, Novecento, was adapted into film, titled The Legend of 1900.
He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.