Angelina Jolie Directing ‘Unbroken’, Story of Louis Zamperini


Angelina Jolie is in final discussions to direct the forthcoming film Unbroken, the tale of Olympian turned-World War II detainee of war Louis Zamperini, according to Deadline.

“I read Laura Hillenbrand’s brilliant book, and I was so moved by Louie Zamperini’s heroic story, I straight away began to fight for the chance to create this film,” the 37-year-old filmmaker said in a declaration. “Louie is a true hero and a man of immense humanity, faith and courage. I am deeply honored to have the chance to tell his inspiring story.”

“In her life and in her work, Angelina has embraced stories and causes involving huge resist and victory over wonderful odds and the essential human condition,” Universal Pictures heads Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley said in a report. “She has a genuine capability to illustrate the strong point in human spirit which will be necessary in telling Lou’s story of endurance and great heroism.”

Unbroken will be Angelina‘s second feature as a director after last year’s In the Land of Blood and Honey.

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