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Angelina Jolie Directing 'Unbroken', Story of Louis Zamperini

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.

FYI: Today is Angie‘s partner Brad Pitt‘s 49th birthday! Hope it is a great one!

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Wonderbust @ 12/18/2012 at 11:26 pm

I wonder if they will go with a well established actor or cast an unknown. I don’t want to jinx things but I smell an Oscar nomination. Have a good night.

so when will fat tick and baldy dwarf direct another 5 second movie ,watch out guys we will see more fake photo ups and plant stories by the tick

Her first movie was a huge flop so let’s give her a chance to create another movie no one wants to see!

Love the JoliePitts @ 12/18/2012 at 11:41 pm

@groundcontrol:
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#35
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Also want to thank you for this additional article, Groundcontrol.
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I found these statements insightful -
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“The project has now gained some strong momentum, as Angelina Jolie is being targeted to take the helm.”
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With Angelina at the helm….there is great interest in bringing this project to fruition!
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“and Jolie will oversee the fine-tuning of the script …”
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Is this normal that the director oversees the fine tuning of the script? What great confidence and trust they are expressing and exhibiting in her here.
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“It’s definitely an amazing story, and Jolie showed true talent behind the camera with Blood and Honey so hopefully she’ll be able to turn out something special.”
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These statements speak volumes as to how impressed the Hollywood big-wigs and big-shots and the ones who call the shots are with the work Angelina did with Blood and Honey. I dare say if Angelina’s movie could have been put up for nomination for an Oscar it would have been.
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I mean, William Hague was so inspired by her movie he HAD to do something about the brutal raping of women in war. He said that movie removed ALL excuses for doing nothing. Angelina is a great story teller with movies. She is apparently gifted.
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Brad is so right in describing his wife Angelina as a “FORCE!” She is proving to be a phenomenal Force for good.
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She is just like Brad in so many ways. She goes out and MAKES it happen. Love them both for their tenacious approach to life.

Commenting on comments @ 12/18/2012 at 11:44 pm

Brad talking recently about Angelina directing starting at the :55 minute mark here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJRodtCqroY

@groundcontrol:

ANDREW GARFIELD!!!!!!!!!!

@anggg:
hey troll it still made more money than mismanagement and had bunch of awards and opened doors for her,winning all the way

Commenting on comments @ 12/18/2012 at 11:50 pm

@Guest 8:

Yesss to Andrew Garfield! He’s got the look and the temperament.

Love the JoliePitts @ 12/18/2012 at 11:56 pm

Hi Phool,
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I want to wish you a very lovely and happy day tomorrow. I read your very interesting posts on the previous thread.
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So many stories are coming out now about Mrs. Lanza’s dysfunctional behaviour and lifestyle….most of it we will never know if it is true because she is not here to speak for herself. Hindsight is not always 20 20 and when a person is no longer able to tell their side of the story it is so easy to paint a distorted picture of them.
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But it is clear her son was egregiously in need of mental help. This is an area that needs to receive great consideration in our society. Too many people are suffering from it without the care they need so desperately to receive.
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I pray this tragedy will cause all of us in this world to look at every thing we can do to prevent such a horrible thing from ever happening again.

Angelina Jolie is gifted. Gifted with beauty, intelligence, maturity, kindness and so on and on.

What a coincidence. Early this morning was reading and article on Runner’s World about Heroes. Long live Mr. Louie Zamperini (96 years old!!!!)

angelina always uses her intelligence and that is what makes her great.

thats my girl,anjie.happy birthday poppa pitt.

Go Figure! @ 12/19/2012 at 12:31 am

Does this mean Ticky is now gonna take the first Lifetime movie she can beg, borrow or steal to direct? Anything to try and keep pace with the Jolie!

I’m told that she campaigned hard for the film against a number of other directors. Universal execs were very impressed with her sophisticated treatment of difficult subject matter. Her detailed take on Zamperini won her this job.
“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,” Fogelson and 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.”
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Sometimes it is not about the box office but about the quality of the work done that gathers the biggest rewards. These people saw how wonderful Angelina directed ITLOBAH.

@Guest 8: He would be great. I checked IMDB and Spiderman is in preproduction for a 2014 release. He may not be available.

Happy Birthday to Brad! Looking as great as ever!
Congrats to Angelina on being chosen by the studio to direct this interesting story. Can’t wait to hear more as the project gets near production.

Waving to all!!!!!!!

lovin the agony.suck it!trollniston.

bless the JPs.wherever they are.happy birthday poppa pitt.

Where’s PT and Clini and others? I am here to read their comments. I like B and A, but I also like B and A’s fans.

Jen the HAG @ 12/19/2012 at 2:01 am

lurker @ 12/18/2012 at 11:47 pm +8

@anggg:
hey troll it still made more money than mismanagement and had bunch of awards and opened doors for her,winning all the way
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Right on !! and TIcky did a 10 min. tv movie with the help of two other actress but famewhore it as if she’s the only one who directed it ..lmaooooooo!!!!!

Happy birthday Brad! Angie you are our inspiration!

Jolie+lover/s=making magic @ 12/19/2012 at 3:32 am

Wonder How long till she gets caught sleeping with one of the actor or all of actors/actress or even one of the crew member of her new movie? Do you think she was meeting the producer of this movie,ahem ahem, at the hotel that night back in September When she was caught staying in a hotel in LA overnight,while Pitt was away in London? Didn’t she say she campaigned hard for this?LOL It must have been so hard on her spending the night with the producer of this movie.Aww poor her.She did her best to be the director of this movie.Brad should be understanding.How many has she sleep with to get this job, and How many she will sleep with during the filming?LOL

Jolie Pitt family are full of talents. Both Angie and Brad are beautiful and talented. That’s why they are in demand.

Jen the HAG @ 12/19/2012 at 3:42 am

Jolie+lover/s=making magic @ 12/19/2012 at 3:32 am

Yeah right tamshit u might be using different name but the same crapola you’ve been posting sincce Brad and Angelina get engaged. !! Different name, different proxy, same lame post … suck to be TICKY’s fan bwahahhahah!!!

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