If first-time director Angelina Jolie was nervous while making In the Land of Blood and Honey, she sure didn't show it.
"It came really natural to her," Graham King, Blood and Honey's Oscar-winning producer, told us at last night's premiere of his latest flick, The Rum Diary.
"For her first time on set, she'd go on that set, she knew how to act to the crew, she knew the shots she wanted, she got rehearsals out of the actors. She did a really, really great job."
Angie's flick, a love story set during the Bosnian War, is "extremely real," King said. "That's what Angelina wanted to portray."
No surprise, but King is confident that Jolie is well on her way of becoming the next big acting-directing double threat.
"I honestly think she's fantastic at both," he said. "Ben Affleck did it in The Town, right? He acted and directed and stuff. So who knows?"
Jolie's famous family was in tow.
"The kids were around," he said. "Brad [Pitt] was around...It was a real kind of independent movie which means a family atmosphere."
Others at The Rum Diary premiere, which also served as the launch of the Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, included the movie's stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard along with guests like Hugh Hefner.