February 26th, 2013
05:00 PM ET
Angelina Jolie's upcoming adaptation of "Unbroken" is going to have Coen brothers flair.
The filmmaking duo have been brought on board to rewrite Laura Hillenbrand's story of Olympian and World War II POW Louis Zamperini, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Hillenbrand's recount of Zamperini's astounding resilience and heroism turned "Unbroken" into a best-seller when it was published in 2010.
Although Ethan and Joel Coen are known for directing and producing their own screenwriting, in this case its Jolie who sits at the helm. The actress and fairly new director was said to be fairly picky when it came to choosing writers for her second directorial feature, which she signed on to in December.
"[Zamperini] is a true hero and a man with an immense humanity, faith and courage," Jolie said at the time. "I am deeply honored to have the chance to tell his inspiring story."
Jolie will also produce along with Matthew Baer and Erwin Stoff.
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