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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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  1. 101
    Phool Says:

    Is it any wonder she makes us fans proud of her and her family prouder she’s going on to bigger a better projects in life. She in my opinion will do justice to this project like she did with her first directorial debut “In The Land Of Blood and Honey”. She did a great justice with the subject matter “rape” and she will do another great job in capturing Louis Zamperini courage in extreem circumstances. i for one cannot waite to see this movie.

    We are very proud of you Angelina god bless you and your family may you have the strength and courage to show justice no matter what th esubject matter it is.

  2. 102
    Wake The F Up Says:

    Also Time’s Person’s of The Year:
    Joseph Stalin
    Adolph Hitler
    Richard Nixon
    G.H. W. Bush
    G.W. Bush
    Newty Gingrich
    Kissinger
    Satan
    nice choices dipshiiit

  3. 103
    Phool Says:

    Good morning to all the beautiful JoliePitt fans out there

    Especially my dear Rose, Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Women Spanish, Susan, Dawne, Busted, First and Last Post, Ssshhii_baby, Jen The Hag, Wonderbust, Love The JoliePitts, Fyi12, Yoco, anustin, Bdj, anon, Gorundcontrol, Clinqua and many Joliepitt lurkers & fans out there.

    Whishing you all the best of health, have a great day & be good.

    As we can see Ticky fans have still lost it big time oh well as the saying goes “no rest for the wicked” lol

  4. 104
    Phool Says:

    Yet again Aniston trolls can’t resist showing their “True Colours” nothing can come in the way of their hatred towards Angie and who said humanity was dead. I guess while spooling their hate towards Angie.

    Yet again she will educate them this time about Louie Zamperini’s heroic story. The may deny it but the real reason that trolls are on this thread is that they get educated. Educated that there is life away from superficial things you see Who in their right mind would want to go on another thread where a has been old women is still talking about having a mental age of a 20 year old, and talks about tans, yoga, hair, diet, how to troll an ex from 8 years ago & how to spend money on a fake fiancé instead of giving it to charity.
    Oh my bad I forgot she don’t do charity also trying to compete with news from Newtown Connecticut with her own fake pregnancy news shameless women.

  5. 105
    Phool Says:

    I bet brad had a swell of a time on his birthday, I bet the birthday boy has got the biggest smile on his face this morning lucky man ok ok I need to pull my head out of the gutter before my thoughts go wondering off in the perverse direction lol I don’t want to shock any innocent fans out there.

  6. 106
    woman spanish Says:

    Good morning, Rose: This is our girl! Great woman, great mother and the biggest star in the world!

  7. 107
    Phool Says:

    Good Morning Ssshhii_baby

    How are you my dear shi? (In-regards to previous threads post)
    You know you were talking about dirtbags “girls gone wild videos gift” that show how classy she was lol. I just wanted to add
    My 2cent to that. Gone are the days when the ex-troll gave him sick presents to keep satisfied, because he don’t need that no more as he’s got his own very bad girl at home which in his own words her said coyly with that sweet smile of his “ she still is a bad girl delightfully so”.
    Angie has satisfied his needs in every way with giving him the gift of being a father of six beautiful little angels, with showing love to his family, being an equal partner in every sense of the way they stand united. That’s the gift he cherishes from his beloved, no one can give a better present than that.
    What a great morning this is great to hear about Angie’s project she is a force to be reckoned with so proud of her.

  8. 108
    woman spanish Says:

    Hi Pholl, how are you? I follow all your post, I am with a lot of work, but that’s good, and since Monday hopefully get me a few days off!

  9. 109
    Love The Shoes Says:

    @lurker: One day far away, someone is going to bring Angelina Jolie’s own amazing story…….the true one and not some tabloid based and biased scribble…..to the bigscreen. She’s done so much in such a short time and without compromise to her true heart. She’s a prime example of finding your path, recognizing it IS your path, getting on it and living.

  10. 110
    Phool Says:

    Good morning Women Spanish

    How are you today? Nice to hear your going to take some days off work I will be starting my Christmas shopping from tomorrow yes I know left it to last minute. I am what you call the typical late shopper.
    Great news about Angie isnt it WS?

  11. 111
    Phool Says:

    Good morning Passing Through

    Passing Through don’t you think Squiggy looks like Derek Zoolanders Love child with all that jet polish spiky hair & pout with wide eyed glazed look.
    Or maybe he’s just been handed Tickys pregnancy test kit because the dude looks p..issed big time.

  12. 112
    Phool Says:

    Hi NAN
    my dear how are you? At least with rain it cuts out the cold. Sorry for me getting my wires crossed about Bolly Wood I had though you were talking about the Indian cinema know that you explain to me quite elegantly that it means complete opposite in DK Bolle means Bun or F**K, well that just puts it in perspective doesn’t it lol.

    Any way have a nice day my friend Keep warm & well.

  13. 113
    Adorable JPs Says:

    Thanks for the link- I agree that President Obama is an excellent choice. The behind the scenes pictures are really good- I had no idea he missed Sasha’s dance recital to go to Newtown, but it’s wonderful he got to see the dress rehearsal- I bet she made a very cute mouse!!

    http://lightbox.time.com/2012/10/08/pete-souza-portrait-of-a-presidency/?iid=poy-article-photography#1

  14. 114
    Phool Says:

    thats good to hear Women spanish i’m stll working till monday then back thursday at work couldnt get any last minute leave ahh, but hey one benefit it will be a bit quite at work being a government department happy days..lol. you have a great day my dear.

  15. 115
    anaisgruzelle Says:

    Looks so nice

  16. 116
    busted Says:

    Not sure what I love the most

    Angie moving forward in her career

    or the troll(s) having a mental breakdown

    aww it is always Angie.. Angie.. why waste time on these useless slags. They were spouting off that Angie was what. couldn’t get work. And all that time she was in the works for this film with a major studio. No its not a lifetime movie but hey she had to reach a bit higher.

    Laugh at the slags and celebrate with Angie. Brad must be so proud. I saw that video of him talking about her directing and yes you see his pride.

  17. 117
    Dabu Says:

    For those of you criticizing Jolie for directing Unbroken, you obviously didn’t see In the Land of Blood and Honey. She did a wonderful job with this movie. It was in limited release, but did great for the number of theaters it was released in. She tackled a tough subject with compassion and the resulting film while hard to watch because of the content was quite competently directed. I look forward to Unbroken!

  18. 118
    Hamlet Says:

    That disgust. I’ll go see that Katie is much better.

  19. 119
    Sherry (not from JPW) Says:

    Way to go Angie, the studio saw a lot of potential her, the budding directress and her vision closed the deal for them… very very awesome!!! So happy to be a fan! I look foward to seeing this as well…..the haters love to rag on Angie e.g. CB. She has a lot of negative comments about this story today, and she has yet to see ITLOBAH. Go figure!!! Sucks to be team Jen huh…all Ticky has is her “preggo” story for the umpteenth 9999th time. hahahahaha.

    Happy belated birthday Brad, enjoy your 49th, and enjoy your soon-to-be wedding as well. Remember I called the wedding for mid-to late January 2013.

  20. 120
    QQQQ Says:

    Soooo very PROUD of my girl!

  21. 121
    Passing Through Says:

    Congrats to Angie. I saw this new thread last night just before I went to bed and couldn’t help but smile. I guess we now know why they went back to LA. I know the story of Louis Zamperini because of Bud Greenspan’s Olympic documentaries. I think this is a great choice for Angie and it’ll be interesting to see who they cast as Zamperini. I’ve already seen Ryan Gosling’s name thrown around but let’s not go there. Be more original than that, please. Zamperini is still alive so it’ll be interesting to see if he has any input into the movie. I’m sure Angie’s already met him by now.
    .
    BTW – I can’t find the Bud Greenspan documentary on Youtube, but a few years ago one of those magazine shows did a story on Zamperini and I did find that on YouTube. For anyone who doesn’t know the story – the link is below. There are 4 parts and the links to the other 3 parts are on the right side of the screen.
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxPuGQsmVEg

  22. 122
    lylian Says:

    @Wake The F Up:
    .
    >>>>>>>>
    .
    The Time Person of the Year list included Mahatma Gandhi, David Ho, Winston Churchill, the Good Samaritans, Martin Luther King.
    .
    Good choice to pick Barack Obama.

  23. 123
    Ssshhii_baby Says:

    Waving hi to all the Jolie-Pitt fans from around the world!!! good morning to the lovely lady Phool…how are you this morning? my day off, and hopefully get all the errands done!! Had to check in JJ as part of the morning routine..breakfast, Coffee, JP news..lol..Phool, if anyone with an unbiased opinion would compare the lifestyle brad had w/ the old hag and his life now, they will clearly understand why he moved on..you said it best, his wife Angelina gave him the best present..gift of fatherhood and being in a truly loving and respectful relationship. they compliment each other so well…and, how sexy is it that she is his “bad girl”…oh plz!,,my lovely lady, Phool, lets be a fly on their wall together!!! Lol

  24. 124
    Premalee Says:

    Congratulations Angie. All the best to you and what a lovely person you are. Brad is a lucky man. Hoping that we will hear about your wedding soon.

  25. 125
    Passing Through Says:

    # 50 Wonderbust @ 12/18/2012 at 11:03 pm
    .
    I said this on the other thread but I i will repeat, ticky’s bestie Jennifer Meyer’s dad is the CEO of Universal lmao, thats gotta burn the hens..
    .
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    .
    LOL. Yeah, well, Ron Meyer said shortly after Shite Happens tanked, “We’re making some crappy films.” Obviously he’d like to rectify that. On the other hand, though, Meyer has very little to do with the day-to-day operation of Universal Studios and has no input into which projects are greenlighted and who’s hired for them. That’s not to say that he hasn’t pulled a few strings for certain people (but, she was also doing Scott Stuber, who’s a producer at Uni and that’s how she was getting projects without having to constantly appeal to Ron Meyer). But, business is business. If Ticky’s flicks in front of the camera are dying on the vine then he sure as hell isn’t going to let her direct a movie. Hell, she wouldn’t even direct her own damned dumbwater ad. She hired her manager’s brother for that. It’s moot anyway because Ticky’s too busy keeping tabs on Squiggy these days to direct anything. It’s hard to keep a guy on 24-hour lockdown and work at the same time…
    .
    Also, Uni’s FOREVER trying to get Angie to do a project for them. They probably think that if they give her this movie, then maybe she’ll reconsider that Wanted sequel after-all. LOL!

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