It looks Angelina Jolie is returning to directing with her second film, with Deadline reporting that she is in negotiations to direct the upcoming film ‘Unbroken’.
The film is reported to be focused around the life of Louis Zamperini, and be based on a New York Times bestselling book by the name of “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.
Universal Pictures is reportedly behind the project, with its chairman Adam Fogelson saying, "In her life and in her work, Angelina has embraced stories and causes involving great struggle and triumph over tremendous odds and the basic human condition. 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.”
Jolie also spoke about how excited she was to work on the project, saying, "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 honored to have the chance to tell his inspiring story.”