Jolie To Direct Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken”

Angelina Jolie is in talks to direct the World War II drama “Unbroken” at Universal Pictures and Walden Media.

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 bestseller, the story chronicles the life of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini.

Zamperini was captured by the Japanese navy and detained at a P.O.W. camp. That came AFTER he survived both a near-fatal plane crash and being stuck on a raft for 47 days.

“Les Miserables” scribe William Nicholson penned the latest draft for the project, while Matthew Baer (“The Replacement Killers”) and Erwin Stoff (“The Blind Side”) are producing.

Jolie made her directorial debut with last year’s war drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”

Source: Universal Pictures