Oscar winner Angelina Jolie can be seen in countless films in front of the camera, now she’s back in the director’s chair. For her new film, she works with several Mexicans.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (47) brings her colleague Salma Hayek (55, “Frida”, “Eternals”) in front of the camera for her new directing project.

Hayek’s compatriot, the Mexican Demián Bichir (58, “Alien: Covenant”, “A Better Life”), will also play in the drama “Without Blood”, the production company Fremantle announced on Thursday (local time). Filming in Italy has already started.

It is based on the novel “Without Blood” by the Italian bestselling author Alessandro Baricco (“Silk”), which is about war, revenge and forgiveness. Jolie is also on board as a screenwriter and producer.

Cooperation with Fremantle: feature films, documentaries and TV series

Without Blood is Jolie’s first project with Fremantle as part of a three-year film deal. The production company announced in March that she would be making feature films, documentaries and TV series, with a focus on “diverse voices from all over the world”.

Oscar winner Jolie (“Schnacks”) has directed the films “In the Land of Blood and Honey” about a love during the Bosnian War and the war drama “Unbroken”. In 2017 she filmed “The Long Road of Hope” about a childhood under the Cambodian regime of the Khmer Rouge. The mother of six was last seen on screen alongside Hayek in the Marvel blockbuster “Eternals” in the role of fighter Thena.