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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Without Blood’: Cast, Release Date, Info


Angelina Jolie returns to the director’s chair for the fifth time for the next film without blood, based on the book of the same title by Italian author Alessandro Baricco. Although the film is still in production, with some big names attached (including two of Jolie’s own children), it’s already creating quite a buzz. So, we’re rounding up all the info you need on what Jolie has in store so far.

What is without blood on?

Like the 2002 novel, Jolie’s film follows a girl in wartime and “explores universal truths about war, trauma, memory and healing”, according to the film’s production company, Fremantle. Jolie herself wrote the screenplay.

“On a farm deep in the Italian countryside, a horrific act of violence occurs,” reads the novel’s official synopsis. “The only family to survive this vendetta is four-year-old Nina. And she lives only because of an extraordinary act of mercy. Many years later, as a woman in her 50s, Nina meets her childhood savior. and revisits the events of that fateful night, events that shaped his entire life.

“The book impacted me like it impacted so many other people,” Jolie said. People. “It carries important themes and issues to discuss.” Of course, Jolie has experience with war stories, having directed the 2015 film. Uninterruptedset during World War II.

who plays in Without blood?

The film stars Demián Bichir, as well as Salma Hayek, whom Jolie previously worked with in the 2021 Marvel film, Eternals.

“Salma and Demián are very genuine and brave in this film,” Jolie said. “I was a fan of their work. I knew they would bring strong commitment and craftsmanship to the film, but honestly, they both blew my mind.” Jolie went on to call Hayek “so raw and so genuine,” adding that the actress was “mesmerizing.” Hayek, meanwhile, also praised Jolie, saying she’s “probably the best female director I’ve ever worked with.”

“It was a tough movie to make,” said Hayek. “And then, somehow, it was a joy to suffer so much [because]…she was incredibly good.

For now, it is not known what roles Hayek and Demián will play in the film, which began filming this summer in Puglia and Basilicata. The duo will be joined by a mostly international cast.

Who else is involved in the production of Without blood?

Jolie was joined on set by her two oldest sons, Maddox, 21, and Pax, 18, who both worked in the film’s assistant director department, serving as liaisons between Jolie and the film’s other departments, according to People. “We work well together,” Jolie said of her sons. “When a film crew is at its best, it feels like one big family, so it was natural.”

This is Pax’s second time joining her mother on set, after collaborating with Jolie for her 2017 film, First they killed my father. Pax where he shot stills for the film. Apparently he held a similar role on without bloodworking on behind-the-scenes content.

Where was without blood Filmed?

The novel is set in Italy and, according to reports, Jolie was spotted filming in the Italian regions of Puglia and Basilicata, as well as the capital city of Rome.

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