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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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  • Whamo

    megatit @ 12/19/2012 at 4:29 pm

    Lol Whamo. You forgot

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    Oh ya AND she can’t help but flash that scrawny spastic chicken leg sex leg around that the whole world laughed at and is STILL laughing about.

  • megatit

    @@ I see you Rose..Hahahahaha!

  • lurker

    @hehehe:
    nothing new honestly its boring and predictable trolls never learn

  • Whamo

    Rose @ 12/19/2012 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, someone is really losing it’s mind. lol.
    ===============================================
    Losing suggests hope, unlike yourself who’s lost your mind and there is no hope. !!

  • fyi

    I see many tweets saying Brad and Angie in Sirince, Turkey.

  • Whamo

    When was the last time Heroina changed her hair, you guys always goof on Jen yet your Heroina has the same hair style since 1998

  • lurker

    @fyi:
    saw alot of tweets i think it might be true

  • lurker

    Its a waste of time replying to trolls the best thing is just the red arrow its trying to reason with cray cray fools

  • claire

    @ fyi
    hi girl,, bring it over here… pls

  • megatit

    @tish48:
    Hallelujah! Praise the Lawd, Toilet Tisha is alive!
    Oh happy day
    Oh happy dayay
    Oh happy day

    HE TAUGHT ME HOOOOW
    HOW TO WATCH
    HOW TO FIGHT AND PRAY
    FIGHT AND PRAY!

  • fyi

    They are all in Turkish.
    ipek. ‏@tenkgad

    Brad Pitt’le Angelina Jolie Şirince’deymiş lan shdjkds

  • fyi

    berksan ‏@berksankardsler

    Angelina Jolie ve Brad Pitt şuan Şirince’de, kanalturkten canlı yayın var şaka di mi?

  • megatit

    Oh Whamo, be nice. You’re driving the loons away!
    Lol, good point about Heroina’s hair. They talk about JA but this ho has had the same cut and color for a decade. She’s definitely stuck in a rut, not to mention her funereal clothing choices. Slutt needs to change it up!

  • 9 monhts…

    @fyi: really? trukey? I want pics ? 9 months

  • ha!

    You guys need to be faster on the thumbs- I saw that one of the troll “ladies” went on about “I’m not an old manny fan” BUT she’s pretty (yuck!) & has a decent bod for a 50 yr old 9ouble yuck!!). Such a liar- ONLY a super-twisted fan would think that nasty old cougar manny with her creepy orange fat face, fat arms, turkey neck, chubby thighs & stubby legs looks even halfway decent- she didn’t look that great 20 years ago either. AND her filmography & BO is a complete JOKE, especially when, as troll insists, comparing manny to a well-respected, mega-talented, highly paid actress like Angelina. EVERYBODY wants to work with Angie- fat tick manny, not so much, even though she works for super cheap. The JPs are so powerful that the troll must spend time on the JP thread with JP fans- it’s astounding!

  • what will ur new name be?

    @9 monhts…:

    what will you change ur new name to carry? number 375663728498 name change

  • Bambi

    I’m ever so happy that Angie will direct this motion picture. You see, she will get all wrapped up in her project and that will free Brad up to work on lots of fun projects with me, if you know what I mean.

  • Bambi

    boe of y gimmick yet?
    i now i am

    same saed lame insults and trolling, all from the same imy loser

  • Premalee

    @FYI- 223

    May be it is true.

    http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-set-travel-world-christmas-114821694.html

    While most families will be tucking into turkey and watching EastEnders, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie could well be on a plane on Christmas Day.

    The Hollywood stars have decided to take their brood on a trip around the world during the festive season, but it may not be as relaxed as they’d hoped for.

    According to Now magazine, the couple and their six children will be seeing jetsetting across the globe in the space of a fortnight.

    “They couldn’t make up their minds where they wanted to spend Christmas, so they’ve decided to take a very quick trip around the world,” a source told the publication.

    “They have less than two weeks free, so it’s going to be a whirlwind tour!”

    Perhaps the happy couple are planning on saying ‘I do’ somewhere along the way too as rumours have been rife that they are going to get married any day now.

    Brad and Angelina will embark on their festive trip with Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, seven-year-old Zahara, six-year-old Shiloh and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne from Los Angeles.

  • hopeso

    SHE IS TALENTED LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!

  • 2Park5

    Love you much

  • naturegirl

    My Lady is multitalented……I LOVE THE JOLIE-PITT

  • Passing Poo

    It is sure to turn out to be a steaming turd if Jolie directs it,

    Mister Hankey says ‘Howdy Ho’ to BAMPZSKVille!

  • tweet

    ha!- don’t forget about old manny’s feet- quelle horreur! Troll is so silly- Angie changes her hair for every movie & red carpet- always has. Many actress DO NOT- i.e., manny, but old manny is not alone in this- even some men refuse to change their look. Brad of course, is willing to change it up- I used to love his 7 Years in Tibet hair best (“yellow hair!”), but I loved TAOJJBTCRF so much, I kinda dig that hair best now…MAMS hair will always be special, though! The slicked back hair was perfect for Jackie and I’m growing to like the WWZ/Chanel hair, too! Especially since she’s become a mom, Angie likes dressing comfy (sometimes with a bit of declotage or a slit!), but Brad seems to love everything she wears all the time, so that is all that really matters! BTW, yes, twitter has been full of JPs in Turkey tweets, but we’ll have to see….JPs always surprise!

  • Passing Poo

    This evening, will Madam be ordering her usual Poop Terrine to start?

  • NYC

    YOU GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GIRL!!

  • #237 is a virus

    warning- #237 is a virus!

  • KitKat

    you mean she is not going to cry because someone finally ask her to marry him (A BOUGHT TOY BOY) and then throw herself an engagement party??????????? WELL DAMN!!!!!

  • Passing Poo

    Poop Cerviche to be followed by Poop Sous Vide avec Legumes — But of course!

  • Passing Poo

    A Poop de Chat Slider, compliments of the Chef.

  • Passing Poo

    … and a magnum of Cristal 1982… but of course.

  • Virus Alert

    #246 is a virus!

  • Virus Alert

    #237 is a virus:

    Nonsense

  • 9 monhts… :D

    @Premalee: THIS MAY BE TRUE AFTER ALL. WEDDING :D

  • plez

    Lots of screaming @ the ocean because Angelina got a great director’s job. Well this is not the first time and it surely will not be the last.

  • lylian

    @Passing Through:
    .
    >>>>>
    .
    IIRC Angelina is still repped by Geyer for her acting jobs. The UTA was just for directing jobs.

  • dawne

    Huvsy better ease up before Ticky and Toy Boy are broke ass…appears he’s payin’ off the psychics again…..if he’d just bonus them they could come up with a new prediction other than Mary Jane skipping in delight while Brad is ‘stuck’ with the world’s most gorgeous woman and biggest HW female star and six fab kids he adores………with a hot career…….Poooooor Brad, he is soooooo miserable and Mary Jane is soooooooooo tickled…she is soooo peachy keen about her dead movie career, middle age and the joke of poseur she’s supporting……..GMAFB

  • yolly

    They must be in Turkey, so many tweets about seeing them in Turkey.God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.
    I will watch Impossible on Sunday, can’t make it on Friday or Saturday, have to work.

  • rolling stones

    Judd Apatow Reveals Brad Pitt/ Rolling Stones Movie That Never Was
    The best moment of Apatow’s career and the Rolling Stones/Brad Pitt comedy that never was
    Once upon a time in the early-to-mid-’90s, Apatow and Ben Stiller wanted to make a comedy that revolved around two average guys — one to be played by Stiller and the other to be played by “that young guy” Brad Pitt. “The idea is Ben and Brad Pitt have these crappy jobs and they’re both obsessed with the Rolling Stones and they’re going to follow them across the country,” he explained. The project moved far enough along to have Pitt on-board and to win the support of the Stones after Apatow and Stiller went to Toronto to pitch them the idea during a rehearsal.

    “They told us they’d do it, and they let us watch them rehearse for three hours,” he recalled. “We’re alone in a gym at a high school and the Stones are just playing for us. And this is my best showbiz moment ever: In the middle of the rehearsal, Mick Jagger walks over to me and Ben and says, ‘You guys OK? You need a glass of water?’ I said to Ben, ‘This is the best moment ever — don’t forget it.’ ”

    Unfortunately, the project fell apart because Pitt decided to do “Seven” and it turned out to be impossible to film the Stones while they were on tour.
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1699235/judd-apatow-brad-pitt-rolling-stones-movie.jhtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MtvNews+%28MTV+News%29

  • yolly

    I am going to order the book ” Unbroken” by Laura Hellenbrand. I never hear Louis Zamperini before. I am interested to read the story of his life.
    Waving to Neleh,Lara,Senior,Vicki,Anoble,lyric,Kimmy & to all lovely fans of Brad & Angie all over the world.Goodnight.

  • claire

    hi yolly
    can u bring some of the tweets here,,

  • QQQQ

    rolling stones @ 12/19/2012 at 8:56 pm
    -
    Thank GOD! for Fincher and Seven… BP didn’t have to work with either losers especially Apatow.

  • an opinion

    @rolling stones: So Brad knew Stiller before Ticky. She used Brad A list standing to buddy up to him. LOL

  • soi

    I love you Angelina and Brad. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to your perfect family!

  • rolling stone

    http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/867105/judd-apatows-best-showbiz-moment-includes-the-rolling-stones.jhtml
    Here is the video interview of Apatow story about the rolling stone script. About 2:28 he says Brad, Stiller and him got together to read the script and the thing was Brad was so handsome. He was the most gorgeous guy he had ever seen. If Brad was some guy living in Montana working at a 7 Eleven, some how the world would find him and make him a star.

  • http://computer Susan

    Someone on JJb posted a tweet saying Brad is in Ealing, England.
    Why would he be back in England, if WWZ shooting is over.
    That story about the J-Ps taking a trip around the World in two weeks, I don’t buy.

  • umm

    rolling stone @ 12/19/2012 at 9:41 pm
    I feel Judd Apatow has a man crush on Brad.He occasionally drops Brad’s name. Like last year Critics Choice Awards, Bride Maid won an award, he was up at the stage saying no after party for the award, maybe have a party in Brad Pitt’s house. In this MTV interview, he sure was drooling over Brad’s handsomeness.

  • annon

    http://www.etonline.com/news/128396_Brad_Pitt_Commends_President_Barack_Obama_s_More_Sensible_Drug_Policy/index.html
    Pitt Commends Obama’s ‘More Sensible’ Drug Policy

    By ETONLINE STAFF

    December 19, 2012

    In the wake of the terror that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, President Barack Obama has stated that the prosecution of pot users is ‘not a top priority,’ drawing favor from Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt.

    Pitt released a joint statement along with fellow The House I Live In executive producers Danny Glover, John Legend and Russell Simmons, stating, “President Obama should be commended for expressing the will of the people in Colorado and Washington. Our jails are overburdened with nonviolent drug users in this country, too often serving harsher sentences than violent criminals. This defies all common and economic sense. The President’s statement reflects a saner and more sensible drug policy, and a step away from the decades long failed war on drugs.”

    The House I Live In, out now, is the award-winning documentary that dissects the errors of the War on Drugs, including the “profound human rights implications” and the toll it has taken on American families.

  • Just Saying

    Twitters always have JP all over the world. I think they are still in LA.

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