Angelina Jolie is being sued for allegedly stealing the story behind her new movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
In legal documents filed in federal court obtained by Radar, Croatian journalist and author James J. Braddock (aka Josip J. Knezevic) says an article he wrote and published in 2007 is the basis for the film, which was written and directed by Jolie.
The film is a fictionalized account of an unlikely love story between a Serbian soldier and a Muslim woman during the Bosnian War. Brad Pitt was often on location when Angie was working, taking photographs of her at work.
As an example of the similarities between the story he published and the storyline of the film, the lawsuit states:
“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 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.”
Braddock has also named GK Films, the L.A.-based production company which financed and is releasing the film, and several other entities.
He’s demanding a jury trial asking the court to award him damages.
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In the Land of Blood and Honey opens December 23.