Angelina Jolie teams with Coen brothers for 'Unbroken'
February 26th, 2013
05:00 PM ET

Angelina Jolie teams with Coen brothers for 'Unbroken'

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.

Filed under: Angelina Jolie • Celebrities

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. the gosselin blues

    we received what we can monitor her 24/7 now...she has no respect for her boyfriend or the people who go see NOT want too be part of this piece of trash person.

    as we have witnessed she is worse when he is not around–

    March 12, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. PJ

    Why don't the Cohen Bros. do a movie about Wall Street bankers who steal or destroy $11 Trillion in American wealth and think it's okay and even profit from it? Or would that just be too close to home?

    March 12, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cousin looloo

    hey girl!

    February 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JGN

    Wow. That is a 'lulu' of a comment. Does she pay you?

    February 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    they never get anyone good ones.

    February 27, 2013 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lulu

    Yeah....Angelina's in action once again....she is one of the best actresses of all time and it's about time she made another movie....she is a true hero rising above all of that negative onslaught of dumped women (thanks to the worn out Jennifer Aniston and her grumpy groupies)!

    February 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |

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