Goran Visnjic, Michael Douglas and Paz Vega star in film about war in Bosnia
Croatian actor Goran Visnjic is rumoured to have taken on a role alongside Michael Douglas and Paz Vega in an upcoming production set in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war of the 1990s.
The film talks about 12 babies in Banja Luka’s maternity ward that died when oxygen sources failed due to power cuts.
Although some compare the film to the directorial debut of Angelina Jolie - whose movie "In the land of blood and honey" is set to be released on 23 December - producer Zarko Malinovic avoids such comparisons.
He says the film is first and foremost a story of forgiveness and human values, with no political connotations.
"The idea for the movie is two years old. Everything began with a documentary film, but we thought people beyond these areas should know about that tragic event. It is important that these things happen nowhere and never again. Regardless of the conflicts, innocent children should not suffer," Malinovic said.
The movie will be shot on location in Banja Luka on Bosnia’s north west and in Los Angeles, daily 24 Sata writes.