Date: 20th May 2004

Jolie's Battle with Film Director

Angelina Jolie almost walked out of new movie Mr And Mrs Smith after a series of bitter bust ups with director Doug Liman. According to gossip columnist Roger Friedman, Jolie's onscreen husband Brad Pitt has had to act as mediator between the pair as they have "disagreed on just about everything he has asked her to do", according to onset sources. Jolie has reportedly come close to "meltdown" and the film's budget has spiraled out of control to over $100 million with a month of shooting left, as Liman struggles to keep a grip on production on the film, which is due for release later this year. An insider tells Friedman, "You can tell there's tension on set. Between the written word and what was shot would be three different things."

Source: Press Release