Angelina Jolie to Direct Actor Jack O'Connell in World War II Film Unbroken

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    Angelina Jolie to Direct Jack O'Connell in World War II Film Unbroken - UsMagazine.com


    Angelina Jolie is a woman on the go! The actress, activist, and mother-of-six will be donning a director's cap once more this fall after confirming that her sophomore directorial effort, Unbroken, has both a distributor and a lead, British actor Jack O'Connell.

    Jolie, 37, will begin filming for the World War II-era drama this fall, and was seen scouting for locations in Hawaii as recently as Monday, July 8.


    The film will also have some major Hollywood writing muscle behind it. Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen -- who took home the top prize for No Country for Old Men in 2008 -- will be adapting the script, based on a novel by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand called Unbroken: A World War II Story of Surivival, Resilience, and Redemption.

    Jolie's first film was 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey, which told the story of Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs in the Bosnian War.


    The tale will follow the life story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louis" Zamperini (O'Connell) as he survives a fatal plane crash aboard a raft for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.


    "I've had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now -- I am proud to say -- a dear friend," the actress said in a statement, according to Yahoo News. "I am deeply honored to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves. I am grateful to Universal for making this film a priority."
     
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    Not sure what to think about this one but sounds like a good writing team.
     
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    Sounds interesting, but maybe a 'wait and see'. And that's amazing - surviving a fatal plane crash! Must have come back to life .....
     
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    Is she gonna be naked in it?????????
     
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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    You know, I didn't even pick up on that, NICE!
     
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    I suggest, to those who haven't, that you read Unbroken.
     
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    I agree, the book was outstanding.
     
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    Fatal only means someone died as a result of the crash... must of been a bummer for the person the plane landed on. :)
     
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    Apparently, too, he was never reported as having been captured: he was bureaucratically dead after he was released. Bureaucracies, considering things like a live person as disputable evidence, took a while to correct their error.
     
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