Angelina Jolie may or may not be busy planning a wedding, and she may or may not have a retirement plan in the works, but she isn’t neglecting her career. Angelina is in final negotiations to step behind the camera again to direct ‘Unbroken.’ It’s the story of Louis Zamperini, who went from being an Olympic athlete to a POW during World War II. Deadline reports Angelina “campaigned hard” to get the directing gig over others who were interested. Studio execs said:
“In her life and in her work, Angelina has embraced stories and causes involving great struggle and triumph over tremendous odds and the basic human condition. She has a real ability to illustrate the strength in human spirit which will be essential in telling Lou’s story of survival and great heroism.”
The movie is based on the biography ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of survival, Resilience, and Redemption.’ which was written by Laura Hillenbrand. Angelina herself said:
“I read Laura Hillenbrand’s brilliant book, and I was so moved by Louie Zamperini’s heroic story, I immediately began to fight for the opportunity to make this film. 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.”
It sounds like an incredible story! Are you interested?
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