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Angelina Jolie Leans on 'Unbroken' Hero Louis Zamperini!

Angelina Jolie Leans on 'Unbroken' Hero Louis Zamperini!

Check out Angelina Jolie leaning on Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini after signing on to direct her upcoming film Unbroken!

“Like all readers of Laura [Hillenbrand]‘s book and all people who love and admire Louis, I am a fan,” the 38-year-old actress shared. “It will be hard to make a film worthy of this great man. I am deeply honored to have the chance.”

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Louis added, “Angelina is a human dynamo, and I know she will tell this story in the right way.”

FYI: Louis was a bombardier, who survived 47 days on a lifeboat after a plane crash, but was taken prisoner by the Japanese.

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  • Anna

    Al I can say is WOW!

  • jmho

    Beautiful photo! Wishing Angelina all the luck with this project.

  • yolly

    She will be a good director of Unbroken just like in The Land Of Blood And Honey. Good choice. Nice picture of her and Zamperini. I am looking forward to see Unbroken next year.God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.

  • yolly

    Waving to Neleh,Lara,Senior,Vicki,Anoble,Lyric,Joann,LLM,Rose,Gena,Foxy,Aisha,Casmir,Neer, Sabine,Paiige,FernKastle and to all on board tonight.God bless us all.

  • yolly

    What a beautiful Angelina Jolie with Zamperini. Love the picture.

  • BrAnge!

    Brad is looking rough.

  • Lily

    Can’t wait to see the movie.

  • lurker

    awww so sweet best of luck to angie and the team

  • yolly

    JJ should report trolls who threatened Angie to do her harm. Trolls are unpredictable and trolls’ threat should be taken seriously. Report them to the authorities.They are evil people.God bless the Jolie Pitt Family. May God keep her and her family safe always specially from trolls lurking or hanging around here.They are not doing anything except hate others because of envy and they are just bad people.

  • Dawne

    Bet he knows he has an angel on his shoulder. A great choice to direct his bio……man is not only a marvel he has great taste as well and after what he has lived through would certainly be able to ‘read’ real. They share such strength of character and grit.

  • yolly

    Goodnight lovely fans of Brad and Angie all over the world. God bless us all. God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.

  • yolly

    @Dawne: I totally agree with you.

  • teri

    I know Angelina will do this movie justice. She done a great job with ITLOBAH, love it greatly. She is passionate when it comes to others who have suffered. Bless this family.

  • naturegirl

    My God!!!

    My Lady!!!

  • hopeso

    A Surreal Picture. Beautiful.

  • teri

    The picture is beautiful!

  • 2Park5

    Where have you been? I’ve looked for you forever and a day
    Where have you beeeeen? I’m just not myself when you’re away.
    No, I’m just not myself when you’re away.

  • EMERGENCY 9-1-1



  • Anna

    It will take a lot more than the Jaws of Life. lol

  • Angie and Brad beautiful love

    adorable photo of Angie with Luis Z. and we can see all the love and admiration that Angie have for Luis Z.

    One of the many good values and qualities Angie have is the sincere friendship, the admiration and respect she show for almost every person, especially old people. In all the interactions Angie have with old people we see that she is always friendly and lovely and protective about them.

    Maybe this deep sense of admiration and respect is more visible in Angie because she grow up without the support of a Grandmother or Grandfather, in her mother side, they all died young and that´s why she developed a special bond and admiration with old people.

    Angie have other photos and videos with old people that show that too, i remember one with a old couple in Pakistan, or when she is with Clint or other old actor she always show a deep respect and admiration.

  • KC

    Beautiful photo.

  • JenInRehab

    The Beautiful Angelina Jolie will do a great job once again this project is in good hands.
    the 1 troll is in pain and I LOVE it!!
    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

  • Dawne

    I wonder – Does Louis’ 96-year-old pecker still work?

  • weeha

    akways fun to see the JP loon’s lack of creativity…lol

  • Rainbow

    Unbroken seems like a good project.

  • anustin

    See that uglyniston fans….u think ur azz can only post ur crap…..goes back to ur fuggy azzz eh.

  • White Swan

    I love you Angie, you are the best. THe best person to bring this story to life.
    can’t wait to see the finish product.

  • cut/paste

    Zoom in.
    Jolie is not putting her head on that dandruff filled shoulder.

  • Just me

    Angie is unbroken, she is the best person to make this movie Unbroken.

  • lol

    spoiled insider cutter h addict adulterer,,,, who better to bring this real American hero’s life to the big screen..sooo much in common ….NOT

  • well

    Unbroken and Fury could be Oscar contenders in 2015.

  • vickifromtexas

    i love this photo. i can’t wait to see the film.
    hello to all of the lovely jolie-pitt fans.

  • busted

    Aww that is a sweet picture

    I like that she and Brad have spent some time with him and his family. IIRC they were at his Birthday party this year. He is an amazing man. SO great that the Zamperini family is or will be in Australia for the filming. I think that is such a nice thing. And his son in law I think said that Angie has kept the family involved in all aspects of the film. Talking to them throughout the entire process.

    Mr. Z is not a young man. I think it is great to have him be there as long as possible. His mind is intact and the man is as smart as a whistle. Beside he has been gushing about Angie since he met her.. so yes he is on the money.

    again that is a beautiful picture.

  • thelookoflove1365

    Beautiful picture. To me, it’s poignant picture of daughter leaning to her elder, at peace & safe, & secure. How I wish J. Voight could be that elder to Angie. Sighhhhh!

  • Angie and Brad beautiful love

    Angie is really a super-woman or as Luis Z. said a dynamo-human, no other woman would have the courage to do 10 % of the things Angie do.

    It´s incredible that Angie is working in her second movie already, just two years from the first one. And this movie is not a easy, romcom, cheap movie . It´s a very dramatic, difficult and based in real life history and the most important and stressed factor is that Luis Z. is alive and he will see the movie.

    Can you imagined, Angie is a fresh new director and she was able to convinced a big HW studio and get the approval to spend millions in a very difficult movie.

    Beside all the other hard work Angie do for UN and the personal health problems and the six kids and all the attention she received because she is the most beautiful and powerful woman in the world and her engagement with Brad, she is not slowing down.

    Angie is a super-woman because she go after a difficult project and she won the trust of the important people in the studio and she have the confidence and the intelligence and the capacities to start the hard work the fast she can because she want Luis Z. to see it.

    We only can hope she will do it, Angie is a amazing and wonderful woman and everything she want to achieved we can say – Done.

    I love Angie, she is the only famous person that i truly like and follow, no other person, man or woman, is like her, Angie is not empty head, beside her stunning beauty Angie is unstoppable and unbroken….. she is a Human Dynamo, love this girl….kisss

    PS: Brad know very well that Angie is a dynamo… hummmmm hummmm

  • Passing Through

    Look at the gleam in Louis’ eyes. The old guy is smitten.

  • Passing Through

    # 1026 an oldie @ 10/09/2013 at 11:18 pm
    The hens are giving delusional a bad name. Even the other tabloids don’t think she’s knocked up. In the old days after an US preggers covers all the others would have followed suit. This time nobody did, not even Ticky Central, aka notOK, and they had her pregnant with twins for most of the first 4 months of this year.
    On another note about Ticky – I was LMAO at the Jezebel tab report yesterday because for 8 years we’ve been laughing at Ticky’s much altered fugly mugly and Lies & Shite has decided to finally take notice -
    Remember…the hens swear Ticky still looks 22. Well, she was 27 or 28 in the comparison photo. They should just be glad that L&S didn’t use one of those high res photos I’m always posting…

  • http://justjared zce

    This is wonderful, GOD BLESS THE JOLIE PITT’S.

  • bap

    Great picture of Angelina and Mr. Z.

  • yolly

    @vickifromtexas: Hello Vicki, hope, you are all doing okay. Take care and hugs to your grandkids. God bless.

  • Maleficent

    I thought this thread will be troll free for a few hours, I was so wrong.

  • Maleficent

    To all Brad and Angie fans, this is to let you know, you are all awesome.

  • Brad & Angie fan forever

    Nice picture of the most beautiful and amazing woman Angelina Jolie with LZ. I just respect and admire Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

  • bap

    Dawne # 26: A very inappropriate remark towards Mr. Z.

  • Passing Through

    # 1104 annon @ 10/10/2013 at 12:33 pm

    Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt: Bromance Brewing?
    I wish I had a dime for all the guys in HW who have a hard on for Brad – Porgie, both Afflecks, Damon, Eli Roth, Tarantino, etc., and now Fassbender. Meanwhile Tampon continues to claim no one in HW likes Brad and Angie. Crack is wack, Tampy!

  • trt

    @Dawne: This is a troll, not the real Dawned.
    Remember, if it’s all about perversion and the hunger for a D.I.C.K., it’ll be the tamzhit and her alters who goes for it first. Tamzhit, the lonely hunter…dreamer…pervert. Always going for the nether regions coz it has never been.

  • Passing Through

    # 1143 well @ 10/10/2013 at 4:18 pm
    Maleficent reshoot doesn’t include Angie, it is very normal for a huge budget movie. Reshoot is only 8 days, not a big deal
    You know, even when you break it down Crayola Style to the trolls…they still don’t get it. Angie’s in Oz directing a movie. The reshoots don’t involve her. Ergo, how does that equate to Angie sucks in the movie? Eight days of reshoots on a movie that filmed for over 4 months is nothing – especially when they don’t involve any of the lead actors. It must really suck to never be able to understand anything you read…

  • lucy

    @Passing Through: How slow do the Trolls have to be not to understand what Disney said, the 8 day reshoot ONLY involves the very beginning of the film, and not Angie. Damn, once they see Angie’s name, they’re off like a shot to write some ridiculous shite, poor things never bother to actually READ the article. lol

  • Passing Through

    # 58 lucy @ 10/10/2013 at 10:23 pm
    You could draw the trolls a diagram and they still wouldn’t get it. If Angie was going to have to do Maleficent reshoots with the movie due in May 2014 she sure a hell wouldn’t NOW be in Oz directing a movie. What part of Angie can’t clone herself and be two places at one time do they not understand? I’d feel sorry for those tricks except…well…they’re not worth wasting my time.

  • ntso

    Angie is a woman of substance – she’s beautiful, intelligent and caring, unlike that shallow, vain, fat cow who thinks it’s ok to fly off to Paris to attend fashion shows and gather up as many freebies as she can get her grubby hands on while leaving her newborn with nannies and family members.