Angelina Jolie to direct Unbroken
Los Angeles, Actress Angelina Jolie will be donning the director's cap once again with Unbroken, which will star British actor Jack O'Connell in the lead. Jolie, 37, will begin filming for the World War II-era drama this fall and was seen scouting for locations in Hawaii, reported Us magazine. The tale will follow the life story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louis" Zamperini (O'Connell) as he survives a fatal plane crash aboard a raft for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. "I've had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now I am proud to say a dear friend. I am deeply honored to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves. I am grateful to Universal for making this film a priority," Jolie said in a statement. Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen - who took home the top prize for No Country for Old Men in 2008 - will be adapting the script, based on a novel by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand called Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Jolie's first film was 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey, which told the story of Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs in the Bosnian War. Unbroken will mark Jolie's first major project since undergoing a double mastectomy earlier this year.