Actress Angelina Jolie's directorial debut has been given the title In the Land of Blood and Honey and will be distributed by FilmDistrict. The drama, which is set during the Bosnian War, centers on a couple who tries to keep their relationship alive during the 1990s conflict. A December 23 release date has been set for the drama. Here's what Angelina Jolie had to say about the project at the Cannes Film Festival.

"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 in side a war."

Zana Marjanovic, Rade Serbedzija, Nikola Djuricko, and Goran Kostic star in the drama, which was shot in both English and the Serbo-Croation language known as BHS. Here's what Angelina Jolie said about working with this diverse cast.

"The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts. The cast was extraordinary.I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent."