Angelina Jolie Lines Up Second Directing Gig

Jolie has signed on to direct the unbelievable survival story of an Olympian-turned-WWII hero

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Angelina Jolie is set to direct a film adaptation of the World War II biography, Unbroken, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Unbroken (penned by by Seabiscuit: An American Legand author Laura Hillenbrand) tells the unbelievable wartime story of Olympian-turned-pilot Louis Zamperini whose plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean. After having survived at sea for two months, Zamperini was captured by the Japanese troops and made a prisoner of war.

“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,” shared Jolie. “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.”

The film adaptation will be a follow up to her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. The film earned Jolie a Golden Globe nomination for best foreign language film in 2012.

Audiences can catch Jolie in front of the camera as the evil witch and titular character, Maleficent, in 2014. The re-imaged Sleeping Beauty tale also stars her children Vivienne, Pax and Zahara.