Angelina Jolie and The Coen Brothers Team Up for World War II Drama ‘Unbroken’

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Joel and Ethan Coen had a lot on their plates between 2006 and 2010, writing and/or directing a segment of “Paris, je t’aime” and then the back-to-back “No Country for Old Men”, “Burn After Reading”, “A Serious Man” and “True Grit” hits.

A much-deserved hiatus then came for the two quadruple Oscar winners, which had 2011 and most of 2012 off. But now the break is over and it’s back to work for the Coen brothers. Michael Hoffman’s “Gambit” is to enter theaters soon, followed by “Inside Llewyn Davis” in the winter and then “Unbroken”.

That latter project is not yet underway, but it already has enough ingredients to attract a lot of media attention. Joel and Ethan Coen will be rewriting a previously drafted script, while Angelina Jolie has signed up to direct.

This will be Jolie’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey” follow-up, and, judging by how that played out, it might well be the actress’ last shot of proving she has what it takes to shine behind the camera,

“Unbroken” will be a historical drama about Lou Zamperini, an Air Force pilot captured by the Japanese Navy during World War II. The Coen-penned screenplay will be based on the 2010 novel with the same name, while the cast is yet to be announced.

Via [Inside Movies]


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