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Jolie sued over directorial debut

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Dec 06, 2011 | 4:00am EST

The Tomb Raider star wrote and directed In The Land of Blood and Honey, which chronicles the romance between a rape and kidnap victim and one of her captors and is set against the backdrop of the 1990s Bosnian Civil War.

Jolie and the producers of the film, which is set to be released on 23 December (11), have been hit with a lawsuit from reporter James Braddock, who claims the movie violates copyright of his 2007 book The Soul Shattering.

In the suit, filed in Illinois on Friday (12Dec11), Braddock alleges he met with Edin Sarkic, a producer on the film, in 2008 to talk about the possibility of turning his book into a film but nothing came of the discussions.

Braddock is seeking statutory damages and an injunction against the film.

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