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    Angelina Jolie Directing 'Unbroken', Story of Louis Zamperini



    Angelina Jolie
    is in final negotiations to direct the upcoming film Unbroken, the story of Olympian-turned-World War II prisoner 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 immediately began to fight for the opportunity to make this film,” the 37-year-old filmmaker said in a statement. “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 great struggle and triumph over tremendous odds and the basic human condition,” Universal Pictures heads Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley said in a statement. “She has a real ability to illustrate he strength in human spirit which will be essential in telling Lou’s story of survival and great heroism.”
    Unbroken will be Angelina‘s second feature as a director after last year’s In the Land of Blood and Honey.
    Angelina Jolie Directing ‘Unbroken’, Story of Louis Zamperini | Angelina Jolie, Unbroken : Just Jared

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    Oh ffs, what is this chick's need to glorify war and torture? I'm liking her less and less every year. Zamperini's story is okay, kind of interesting, but he was also a reactionary Billy Graham stooge. First a movie about war rape and now a movie about POW torture? This woman has issues.
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    Will it star Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart?

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    Yeah... cause In the Land of Blood and Honey did so great.... This woman tanks films in all capacities.
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    The POW stuff couldn't be worse than George Lucas did in Red Tails.

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    now now , they need money for the wedding ...wait did tht happen along ; P
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    she's so fucking earnest, it's really pretty ridiculous.
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    Angelina Jolie signs up Coen brothers for historical drama Unbroken

    Oscar-winning film-makers will rewrite initial draft of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand's tale of US war hero Lou Zamperini

    Landing the Coen brothers to work on Unbroken would mark a coup for Angelina Jolie in her second directorial outing. Photograph: Hutchinsphoto/Demotix/Corbis

    The Coen brothers are to work on the screenplay for Unbroken, a historical drama about American second world war hero Lou Zamperini that will be Angelina Jolie's next film as director, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
    The Oscar-winning film-makers will rewrite an initial draft of the story, based on Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 novel Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
    Zamperini, a one-time Olympic track star, made headlines after surviving for 47 days without food or water when his US airforce plane crash-landed in the Pacific in 1943. Having endured shark attacks, aerial attacks and extreme hunger, he was eventually picked up by the Japanese after getting washed ashore on an island behind enemy lines. Zamperini's captors imprisoned him for two years, during which time he was tortured. He survived the ordeal and is now 96.
    Universal has been working on bringing Zamperini's story to the big screen for a number of years. The studio picked up the rights to Hillenbrand's book in 2011, with the aim of hiring Water for Elephantsdirector Francis Lawrence. Jolie came on board in December and reportedly conducted a meticulous search for screenwriters to rework an existing draft by William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese.
    She could have not have scored a more impressive coup than hiring the Coens, who have two Oscar screenwriting wins for No Country For Old Men and Fargo, and have been nominated five times. Unbroken follows Jolie's directing debut, the controversial, harrowing 2011 Balkan conflict drama In the Land of Blood and Honey.
    Angelina Jolie signs up Coen brothers for historical drama Unbroken | Film | guardian.co.uk



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    I'm not even kidding, just yesterday I was wondering what the Coen brothers were up to these days. This was not the answer I wanted.
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    I didn't see pics of Brangelina at the Oscars. Not worth showing up unless you're nominated?

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    I'm still waiting for "Unbroken - The Improbable Story of Brooke Shields' Hymen Until She Met Dean Cain at Princeton"

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    I didn't know Brooke dated Dean Cain??? Back then, Dean Cain could have popped my cherry,...no questions asked!! He was so hot....*sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    I'm not even kidding, just yesterday I was wondering what the Coen brothers were up to these days. This was not the answer I wanted.
    i know! wtf, coens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassberry View Post
    I didn't see pics of Brangelina at the Oscars. Not worth showing up unless you're nominated?
    You do realize that there are limited seats and you only get to go if you are nominated or invited as a presenter, etc...
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    Looking forward to what could be yet another great film from the Coens.

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