ETonline, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:05pm (PST)
Angelina Jolie is in final negotiations to direct her second film,
"Unbroken," based on the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian-turned-World War
II prisoner of war, according to Deadline.
"I was so moved by Louie Zamperini's heroic story, I immediately began to
fight for the opportunity to make this film," said The Oscar-winning actress 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
Adapted from Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II
Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption," the feature film will tell the
real-life tale of American Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini, who was
captured and imprisoned by the Japanese Navy during World War II.
"Unbroken" will be the second film directed by Jolie. The 37-year-old made
her debut in 2011's "In the Land of Blood and Honey."
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