Angelina Jolie chats with Salma Hayek as she takes a break from directing new film Bloodless

Angelina Jolie wears a white smock dress while filming the new film Without Blood in Rome where she is joined by actor Salma Hayek who looks stylish in black

Angelina Jolie was ready for action as she threw herself into her role as director on the set of the upcoming film Without Blood as the cast and crew filmed the streets of Rome, Italy at night.

The screen star, 47, who is taking a step back from comedy and focusing on film, appeared in her element as she went into work mode, clad in headphones and a radio .

She was joined by fellow actress Salma Hayek, 55, who was seen in full costume as she filmed scenes for the film.

Work: Angelina Jolie was ready for action as she embarked on directing on the set of the upcoming film Without Blood as the cast and crew filmed the streets of Rome, Italy at night

Angelina wore a white smock dress in the Italian capital with a pair of sandals and, at times, a mask in a bid to protect herself and others from coronavirus.

She was seen chatting with crew members and was surrounded by filming equipment on set.

Salma wore a black dress and had her hair styled in waves, with her hair pinned up by silver clips.

All stars: She was joined by fellow actress Salma Hayek, 55, who was seen in full costume as she filmed scenes for the film

The couple were in high spirits as they chatted with other cast and crew members

All stars: She was joined by fellow actress Salma Hayek, 55, who was seen in full costume as she filmed scenes for the film

Nattering: She was seen chatting with crew members and was surrounded by filming equipment on set

Nattering: She was seen chatting with crew members and was surrounded by filming equipment on set

Professional: The screen star, 47, is taking a step back from comedy and focusing on film

She was in her element as she got into work mode, dressed in headphones and a radio

Professional: The screen star, 47, who is taking a step back from comedy and focusing on film, was in her element as she went into work mode, dressed in headphones and a radio

Telling the Story: Without Blood is based on the international bestselling novel of the same name by Italian writer Alessandro Baricco – with Angelina set to write, direct and produce it.

Telling the Story: Without Blood is based on the international bestselling novel of the same name by Italian writer Alessandro Baricco – with Angelina set to write, direct and produce it.

The couple were in good spirits as they chatted during a break from filming.

Without Blood is based on the internationally bestselling novel of the same name by Italian writer Alessandro Baricco – with Angelina to write, direct and produce it.

Although the film’s detailed plot has not been revealed, the book focuses on the brutality of war and a young girl’s search for healing after an act of violence.

Keeping it casual: Angelina wore a white smock dress in the Italian capital with a pair of sandals and, at times, a mask in a bid to protect herself and others from coronavirus

The star stayed cool in her dress which featured short sleeves and ended below her knees

Keeping it casual: Angelina wore a white smock dress in the Italian capital with a pair of sandals and, at times, a mask in a bid to protect herself and others from coronavirus

Joy;  Speaking after the movie was announced, Angelina said:

Joy; Speaking after the film was announced, Angelina said: “I’m honored to be here in Italy to bring this very special material to the film.”

Happy: She said she was delighted

Happy: She said she was delighted “to have been entrusted by Alessandro Baricco with the adaptation of his book”

Artwork: she added about the book:

Artwork: She added of the book: “With its unique poetry, emotion and way of looking at war, and the questions it asks about what we look for after trauma, loss or injustice “

Mexican actor Demián Bichir is also set to star in the film alongside Salma.

Speaking after the film was announced, Angelina said: “I am honored to be here in Italy to bring this very special material to cinema and to have been entrusted by Alessandro Baricco with the adaptation of his book – with its unique poetry and emotion, and the way war is viewed, and the questions it asks about what we look for after trauma, loss or injustice.

Jennifer Mullin, Global CEO of Freemantle, added: “We are delighted to be working with [Angelina] and the incredible international team she has built.

“This project underscores Fremantle’s ongoing commitment to producing high-quality original feature films and dramas in collaboration with top talent from around the world.”

In February 2017, Angelina reportedly developed Without Blood with a view to directing.

Speaking: Jennifer Mullin, Global CEO of Freemantle, added:

Speaking: Jennifer Mullin, Global CEO of Freemantle, added: “We are delighted to be working with [Angelina] and the incredible international team she has built’

She added:

She added: “This project underscores Fremantle’s ongoing commitment to producing high-quality feature films and original dramas in collaboration with top talent from around the world.”

Retrospective: In February 2017, Angelina would have developed Without Blood with a view to directing

Retrospective: In February 2017, Angelina would have developed Without Blood with a view to directing

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