Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Angelina Jolie in Talks to Direct Film Adaptation of Unbroken
In book news, Angelina Jolie is in talks to direct the film version of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand for Universal Pictures and Walden Media.
Hillenbrand, the author of the bestseller Seabiscuit knocked it out of the park again in 2010 with Unbroken which enjoyed a secure spot for 108 straight weeks high on the New York Times bestseller list.
The biography chronicles the story of 1936 Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini's experience as a Japanese prisoner of war during WWII. Here's the full synopsis and some readalikes.
This will be Jolie's second time wearing the Director Hat. She directed her first, In the Land of Blood and Honey last year.
"I read Laura Hillenbrand's brilliant book, and I was so moved by Louis Zamperini's heroic story, I immediately began to fight for the opportunity to make this film," she said in a statement. (Where does she find time to read, I wonder?)
How well do you think Jolie will do in her direction of this adaptation? Do you think she'll stay true to the book? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Talk to you soon,