23 Dec – Angeline Jolie is currently working on snatching up directorial duties for a film adaptation of "Unbroken: A World War ll Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption".
Jolie has acknowledged in a statement that her interest was sparked by the inspiring story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner from America who became a pilot during World War ll. Zamperini had spent 47 days on a raft before being captured by the Japanese Navy.
"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. Louie is a true hero and a man of immense humanity, faith and courage. I am deeply honoured to have the chance to tell his inspiring story," said Jolie in her statement.
Universal Pictures and Walden Media have also released a joint statement announcing her intentions to direct as well as their confidence in her.
"She has a real ability to illustrate the strength in human spirit which will be essential in telling Lou's story of survival and great heroism."
The actress had made her directorial debut in 2011 with "The Land Of Blood and Honey", a love story set during the Bosnian war. She will next be seen as the real-life Disney villain Maleficent in "Maleficent", a fantasy-thriller film version of "Sleeping Beauty", told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent.