Angelina Jolie is back as a director. Salma Hayek is supposed to shine in front of the camera in the leading role of “Without Blood”.

Angelina Jolie (47) continues her career as a director. Her biggest project to date is said to be in the works. According to “Variety”, none other than Salma Hayek (55) will play a leading role in her next film, in which she is also a writer and producer. Production is said to have already started in Rome and southern Italy.

Like Jolie’s previous films, “Without Blood” is a drama. The film is said to be about a young girl who witnessed the brutal murders of her father and brother. In the course of time, she encounters “universal truths about war, trauma, memory and healing,” according to the project’s plot. Jolie apparently plans to stay close to the original novel. The film is said to be based on the 2002 bestseller by Alessandro Baricco (64). Details about Hayek’s role are not yet known. In addition to her, Demián Bichir (58) will also play an important role, it is said.

Hayek and Jolie became friends while filming together

Oscar winner Jolie has directed four films in the past few years – the most recent of which, “First They Killed My Father”, was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award in 2018. The fact that a Hollywood star slips into the leading role for her in “Without Blood” could be due to a common history between Hayek and Jolie.

The two actresses apparently became friends while posing together in front of the camera for the Marvel film “Eternals” (2021). “I’ve discovered a soul sister who is similar to me in many ways,” Hayek said of Jolie at the time, according to Elle. “I felt like I’d known her my whole life. I got to know her a little better than anyone else and that’s very valuable to me.”