(LOS ANGELES) -- Angelina Jolie's directorial debut hasn't gone over well with a journalist who claims its plot was taken from a book he released in 2007.
Croatian journalist James Braddock has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in response to Jolie's upcoming film In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set during the 1990s Bosnian War.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Braddock alleges that he discussed his Croatian-language book, The Soul Shattering, with one of the film's producers, co-defendant Edin Sarkic, over the course of a few years, as well as the possibility of adapting it into a film.
He says he eventually found out about Jolie's film and its alleged similarities to his own work. He says much like Jolie's movie, his book takes place during the Bosnian War and features a Serbian camp commander who falls in love with a woman who's imprisoned and raped by soldiers.
Braddock seeks statutory damages and an injunction against the film's release. In the Land of Blood and Honey is due out Dec. 23.
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