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Angelina Jolie Casts Japanese Musician Miyavi as 'Unbroken' Villain!

Angelina Jolie Casts Japanese Musician Miyavi as 'Unbroken' Villain!

Angelina Jolie has just cast Japanese singer and guitarist Miyavi as the villain in her upcoming highly anticipated film Unbroken!

The role – Mutsushiro Watanabe, also known as “The Bird” – is the guard who made it his mission to break the spirit of Lou Zamperini, and who haunted the athlete-turned-POW’s every step after he was captured in WWII, according to Deadline.

Production is set to begin in two weeks in Australia, and will be released on December 25, 2014.

In case you missed it, check out this pic of Angelina leaning on real life Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. Lou‘s story inspired the plot for Unbroken.

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  1. 1
    thoughts Says:

    Go her it will the best hopefully. Her first studio movie that could start long directing carrier.

  2. 2
    thoughts Says:

    First!

  3. 3
    EAST ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!! Says:

    Asians can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    .
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.

  4. 4
    EAST ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!! Says:

    All Asians are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don’t want ANYONE to know they can read minds!!! They are trying as hard as they can to hide it!
    .
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!
    .
    PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THIS!!!!!

  5. 5
    bap Says:

    Great News for Angelina Jolie! Angelina will be a Great Director!

  6. 6
    Violet Says:

    @EAST ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!:

    I have seen that quite a lot, I am going to look into this and try thinking all sorts of thing when i’m around Asians!

  7. 7
    Love the JoliePitts Says:

    Angelina you are a Beautiful woman and Unbroken will be a great movie directed by a more than worthy Director…Angelina Jolie.
    .
    Thanks for the pictures Jared!

  8. 8
    |FILTY|STINKING|WHORE|ANISTON| Says:

    HOOOOLLLLA TAM HORE WHAMO SEMI —g’day cunches
    fairest dickum of them all
    ………..|………….
    ||||| YAA-HOO ||||| YEE-HAA ||||
    ………..|………….
    waving to all CRAY CRAY LOSSIEE fans of LENNY TACKY GREAZY BALDY SHORTY NIPPLELISTEC 3 FANS OF ANUSTON LEATHERHEADS I WOULD I COULD I SHOULD PROGENATOR OF BALDIES AND HORIES. God bless us, every one. God bless the ANUSTOS Family SOON. God bless HER TWO FANs all over the CRAY CRAY world,
    …BONG… oopsie another fan just bounced off roobar.
    ANUSTON still whoring as usual LICKING PEDO TYLER BITS
    not to worry LENNY TICKY
    + ANUSTOS LIVER lips
    + ANUST power HUNGRY *****
    + ANUSTON porno-class F*CKABLE CHICKEN CUTLET tits
    + ANUSTON JUVEDERM puffed CHEEKS from hell
    ALL A-OK & tip top CRAY CRAY LENNY TACKY TIC TOC
    HOLA TAMW HORE WHAMOO ELEPHANT SUMI WATANABE
    COMO ESTA CUNCHES – HOLA MEXICO ANUSTON TEKILA

  9. 9
    LaCroix Says:

    wtf? Perhaps she should have casted an ACTOR not a musician for such an important role?

  10. 10
    Passing Through Says:

    Don’t know why Jared didn’t post the link to this Deadline story on the casting but here it is…
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/angelina-jolie-sets-japanese-singer-miyavi-as-brutal-wwii-pow-camp-guard-the-bird-in-unbroken/
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    Angelina Jolie Sets Japanese Singer Miyavi As Brutal WWII POW Camp Guard ‘The Bird’ In ‘Unbroken’
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    By MIKE FLEMING JR | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
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    EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures and director Angelina Jolie have found their villain for the Lou Zamperini tale Unbroken. Jolie has set Japanese guitarist and singer Miyavi to play the role of Mutsushiro Watanabe, known as “The Bird.” That is the guard who made it his mission to break the spirit of Zamperini, and who haunted the athlete-turned-POW’s every step after he was captured in WWII. I’m told by individuals close to the project that it was no easy task to cast this role. After a long search for the perfect actor, the filmmakers continually found themselves returning to Miyavi’s captivating audition, one that mixed grace, ferocity, sensitivity and sophistication. That audition got Miyavi his first lead role in a Hollywood film. Jolie begins production in Australia in two weeks, and Universal releases the film December 25, 2014.
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    Miyavi might be a new face onscreen, but he is well known in international music circles for his unconventional guitar and singing skills and music that incorporates period-authentic guitars and playing styles from the 1940s. Now he’s going back to that volatile wartime era in Unbroken. Miyavi will have to reschedule part of an upcoming Asia tour to perform the role.
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    “As a musician, I questioned whether I should take a break from my craft to pursue this role,” Miyavi said in a statement. “After meeting Angie, it became clear to me that an underlying theme to this story is forgiveness. This resonated with me because that is exactly what I want express through my music. I look forward to taking on this challenge whole-heartedly.”
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    I must say, I have been fixated on The Bird since I first saw a wonderful short segment broadcast during the Nagano Olympics, where Zamperini returned to Japan in 1998. After running so compellingly in the final lap of his distance race in the 1936 Munich Olympics that Hitler asked to shake his hand, Zamperini was expected to bring home the gold with four more years of seasoning. The 1940 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Japan but all that fell apart in war. Zamperini instead arrived as a bombardier fighting in WWII. Sent on a rescue mission aboard a faulty aircraft, Zamperini and two other crewmen were the only survivors of a crash in the Pacific Ocean. After surviving in a raft for 47 days, the near-dead men were caught by the Japanese navy. And so began a POW ordeal that would have broken most men. In that CBS segment, Zamperini found the grace to forgive his captor, and offered to do it in person. The Bird was interviewed on camera, but he refused to meet with the hero he tormented for so many years.
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    Universal first made a movie deal with Zamperini in 1957, when Tony Curtis planned to make the Zamperini story his followup to Spartacus. He waited forever. It was kept alive for over a decade by Matthew Baer, who is producing with Jolie, Erwin Stoff and Clayton Townsend. The big break was the publication of the book by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand, which gave the project a second wind. Jolie, who had impressed Universal executives with her 2011 feature directing debut In The Land Of Blood And Honey. She flipped for the book and for Zamperini, and won the job over several other accomplished directors. And suddenly the 96-year old Zamperini sees his movie go into production, with Jack O’Connell playing him.
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    Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the most recent draft of the script, with earlier drafts written by William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese. Jolie will have Roger Deakins as her DP, and Universal execs Kristin Lowe and Sara Scott are overseeing for the studio.

  11. 11
    |FILTY|STINKING|WHORE|ANISTON| Says:

    EAST ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!
    HOOOOLLLLA TAM HORE WHAMO SEMI —g’day cunches
    fairest dickum of them all
    ………..|………….
    ||||| YAA-HOO ||||| YEE-HAA ||||
    ………..|………….
    waving to all CRAY CRAY LOSSIEE fans of LENNY TACKY GREAZY BALDY SHORTY NIPPLELISTEC 3 FANS OF ANUSTON LEATHERHEADS I WOULD I COULD I SHOULD PROGENATOR OF BALDIES AND HORIES. God bless us, every one. God bless the ANUSTOS Family SOON. God bless HER TWO FANs all over the CRAY CRAY world,
    …BONG… oopsie another fan just bounced off roobar.
    ANUSTON still whoring as usual LICKING PEDO TYLER BITS
    not to worry LENNY TICKY
    + ANUSTOS LIVER lips
    + ANUST power HUNGRY *****
    + ANUSTON porno-class F*CKABLE CHICKEN CUTLET tits
    + ANUSTON JUVEDERM puffed CHEEKS from hell
    ALL A-OK & tip top CRAY CRAY LENNY TACKY TIC TOC
    HOLA TAMW HORE WHAMOO ELEPHANT SUMI WATANABE
    COMO ESTA CUNCHES – HOLA MEXICO ANUSTON TEKILA

  12. 12
    Love the JoliePitts Says:

    Hello to my dariings Phool, Rose, Tish and FALP.
    .
    Thank you ladies for your very kind wishes for me. My health improves daily I just have to keep spending time with my docs taking tests…ect., but all is very good I am happy to say.
    .
    Looks like the ball is rolling swiftly towards filming time for this incredible movie Unbroken.
    .
    How sweet that Louis Z was brought into Brad’s and Angelina’s lives. What an awesome person he is. His book is a great and inspirational read. And it is nice to see how many people he has helped via his book.
    .
    I agree with him that Angie’s movie about his life will reach tons more people and touch their hearts as well. I can’t wait to see it.

  13. 13
    Love the JoliePitts Says:

    Hi Groundcontrol. I am sorry to learn you are also under the weather. I hope you will get well soon and return to posting. Always enjoy all your posts. Get lots of rest…that is what is helping me tremendously….and peace and quiet…..
    .
    Take good care of yourself.

  14. 14
    Anna Says:

    Lickey… Lickey
    Suckey …Suckey
    Fuckey …Fuckey

  15. 15
    groundcontrol Says:

    @Love the JoliePitts:
    .
    #################
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    Thanks so much. I am making progress.
    .

  16. 16
    *FILTHY|JOLIE|WHORE|PANTIES* Says:

    g’day bitches
    fair dinkum + no problems
    tie me kangaroo down sport
    puke
    crack two
    jolie still whoring as usual
    leaving lots superstinky FJWP
    many vile rotting soiled undergarment
    horrible stench
    CHANEL N°5 no help
    jolie biggest whore ever
    global superdupermegawhore
    whoremanitarian
    jolie went thru sheep dip 10x — no difference
    FJWP thick on ground
    everywhere
    all over BAMPZSKVille
    all over cockatoo island
    all over cockatoo
    all over cock too
    all over kangaroo
    all over roobar
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    even on circus big top
    even on circus trapeze
    all over hong kong
    hong kong intercontinental hotel now stuff full
    all over sydney
    sydney intercontinental hotel now stuff full
    all over entertainment quarter in whore Park
    all over sea life aquarium
    smother jolly swagman camped by a billabong
    while the band played waltzing matilda
    soon to bury all land down under
    all over sherman croaks
    all over studio
    all over sunset tower hollywood hotel
    – and jen suite 1502 — stuffed full
    all over polo park
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    all over LA county museum of fart
    all over sydney
    all over tokyo
    in japan vending machine everywhere
    all over honolulu
    all over oahu
    all over UN
    all over jordan + al zaatri refugee camp
    all over london + RAF Northolt
    all over paris + Il Vino
    all over punk lotus clinic
    all over siren studio
    all over LAX
    all over las vegas
    all over beverly, hills that is
    all over washington dc
    all over FJWP Schwartz
    all over waldorf tower
    all over chelsea piers
    all over lincoln center
    all over santa barbara
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    all over whole food
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    all over miraval and rest of south of france
    all over kurdistan
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    all over pinewood studio
    all over westminster
    all over lancaster whorehouse
    all over mayfair
    all over sphinx
    all over pyramid
    all over egypt
    all over galapagos
    private jet N528AP Gulfstream G550
    stuff cadillac
    stuff lexus
    stuff beckham bulge
    float in ocean
    plug surrey sewer
    pollution
    toxic biohazard
    radioactiv
    use thickest rubber
    use gaz mask
    use hazmat suit
    use long pole
    use net
    use tong like big blue one
    disease 4 u
    u puke anyway
    u r warned now
    beware
    govern ur self according
    stuff it up the old didgeridoo

  17. 17
    *FILTHY|JOLIE|WHORE|PANTIES* Says:

    g’day bitches
    fairest dinkum of them all
    ………..|………….
    ||||| YOO-HOO |||||
    ………..|………….
    waving to Rose, Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, Noplace, QQQQ, groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, plz, MIR, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, tweet, twat, Bea, Who, briseis, Lucy, fyi, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT!, juju, Go Figure!, Sunny, plez, Lily, Lurker, yolly, Neleh, Lara, Senior, Vicki, Anoble, Kimmy, Lyric, DS, Dulc, JoAnn, busted, Phool, Joann, LLM, Casmir, Tutuna, Gena, Foxy, Aisha, AnusStain, PassingPoo, PhatTwat and to all lovely fans of Brad and Angie. God bless us, every one. God bless the Jolie-Pitt Family. God bless their fans all over the world,
    …BONG… oopsie another fan just bounced off roobar.
    jolie still whoring as usual
    not to worry
    jolie
    + jolie hot lips
    + jolie power-whore snapper
    + jolie porno-class tits
    + jolie perlane-puffed nipples from hell
    ALL A-OK & tip top

  18. 18
    Passing Through Says:

    Oops…my bad Jared. Just saw the Deadline link…

  19. 19
    groundcontrol Says:

    PT, Thanks for the heads up on the Deadline story. I am really happy about this film and the people it will honor. As you know, for me it’s personal.

  20. 20
    Y Says:

    Ang is hot for her pie.

  21. 21
    |FILTY|STINKING|WHORE|ANISTON| Says:

    g’day cunches TAM HORE WHAMO SEMI
    fairest dickum of them all
    ………..|………….
    ||||| YAA-HOO ||||| YEE-HAA ||||
    ………..|………….
    waving to all CRAY CRAY LOSSIEE fans of LENNY TACKY GREAZY BALDY SHORTY NIPPLELISTEC 3 FANS OF ANUSTON LEATHERHEADS I WOULD I COULD I SHOULD PROGENATOR OF BALDIES AND HORIES. God bless us, every one. God bless the ANUSTOS Family SOON. God bless HER TWO FANs all over the CRAY CRAY world,
    …BONG… oopsie another fan just bounced off roobar.
    ANUSTON still whoring as usual LICKING PEDO TYLER BITS
    not to worry LENNY TICKY
    + ANUSTOS LIVER lips
    + ANUST power HUNGRY *****
    + ANUSTON porno-class F*CKABLE CHICKEN CUTLET tits
    + ANUSTON JUVEDERM puffed CHEEKS from hell
    ALL A-OK & tip top CRAY CRAY LENNY TACKY TIC TOC
    HOLA TAMW HORE WHAMOO ELEPHANT SUMI WATANABE
    COMO ESTA CUNCHES – HOLA MEXICO

  22. 22
    fyi Says:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2013/10/tv_talk_shows_wednesday_oct_16.html

    TV Talk Shows: Wednesday, Oct. 16

    Today Show (8) Brad Pitt

  23. 23
    Rose Says:

    @groundcontrol: Hi GC, if you had used the warm lemon and honey tea for about 2-3 days you would have been over your cold by now, :-(, remember honey and lemon is a natural remedy.

  24. 24
    oh well Says:

    o_O wow, Miyavi…

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    tweet Says:

    David Ayer ‏@DavidAyerMovies 26m

    Day 10 pic.twitter.com/RCa0Gb3IIb

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