Angelina Jolie set to direct a new film 'Without Blood' after striking a deal with Fremantle

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7 Mar 2022, 10:10

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Angelina Jolie has signed a three-year agreement with the TV and film company, and production is set to start later this year.

The actress is gearing up to make a series of feature films, documentaries and TV shows for Fremantle after striking a deal with the company.

The deal was announced on Friday and the Oscar Winner will be teaming up with the TV giants to create what they describe as a “sophisticated, powerful and internationally focused” series of projects which Jolie will produce, direct and star in.

Without Blood will be the first project Jolie will make for the company as producer and director for the film, which she has adapted from Alessandro Baricco's best-selling novel Silk.

The novel follows the story of a girl who is seeking revenge against the backdrop of war and conflict in her country and the film is likely to follow a similar plot.

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Speaking in The Hollywood Reporter about the film, 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.”

Production is due to start in Italy in May this year, with more projects to be announced soon.

This won’t be the first time Jolie is stepping into the role of director, either.

Her debut was back in 2007 with the documentary A Place in Time which takes a look into the daily lives of people in more than two dozen countries around the world.

Most recently, she adapted Loung Ung’s best-selling memoir First They Killed My Father in 2017, which she described as a “love letter to Cambodia”.

A release date for Without Blood has not yet been announced.