Good news for fans of Unbroken–and if you’ve read it, you are a fan. According to an article in the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times, Angelina Jolie is directing a movie based on the life of Louis Zamperini, the World War II veteran who is the subject of Unbroken. He survived 47 days in a life raft after his mechanically-unsound B-24 crashed in the Pacific Ocean, but only to be captured by the Japanese and tortured in prison camps for two years.
Zamperini’s story is amazing. And folks have hoped to make a movie of it for a long time, but there was just too much material. Now Jolie has decided not to include Zamperini’s life after his liberation from prison camp, giving the story focus.
Read the entire news story and learn about the producer, Matt Baer, who has had the project in mind for over a decade, and never gave up on its being produced. Lucky for us!