Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stepped out Monday night for the premiere of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. The premiere came mere days after the actress was hit with a lawsuit accusing Angie of stealing the film's plot.
Croatian author James J. Braddock, also known as Josip Knežević, claims his book, The Soul Shattering, provided the basis for the film, which Angelina both directs and stars in. According to Braddock, both works tell similar stories of a woman captured in war-torn Bosnia who is then imprisoned and raped until a Serbian captain falls for her, leading him to aid in her escape.
Braddock alleges that he met with Eden Sarkic, the film's producer, three times beginning in 2007 and provided help in character development, historical accuracy and more. The author is now seeking an injunction against the film's release on Dec. 23.
Angie doesn't seem too worried though.
"It's par for the course. It happens on almost every film," Angie told The Los Angeles Times.
And while the A-lister acknowledges taking inspiration from a variety of sources, she insists she has never even read Braddock's book.