Orlando Bloom spoke to the BBC and revealed that he has plans to co-produce and appear in a film about the siege of Sarajevo of the early 1990s.
“I read the script and the very human story at the very core of this film spoke to me very clearly,” said Bloom.
“Hopefully we can get this movie to be made at the end of this year,” he told reporters. “To come here and shoot would be just wonderful.”
If made, the film will be directed by Andrucha Waddington and produced by the Elliott Lewitt. Crew members met this week with Sarajevo’s mayor, who promised financial and other support for the film.
The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege in the history of modern warfare, conducted by the Serb forces of self-proclaimed Republika Srpska and Yugoslav People’s Army (later transformed to the Army of Serbia and Montenegro), lasting from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996.
It is estimated that of the more than 12,000 people were killed and 50,000 were wounded during the siege, 85% were civilians.