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First Look: Angelina Jolie Directing at Sea for WWII Drama 'Unbroken'

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October 31, 2013

Unbroken

Though the directorial debut of Angelina Jolie, the war romance In the Land of Blood and Honey, wasn't a blockbuster hit, it did establish that the actress knows what she's dong behind the camera. Now Jolie is making a second attempt at directing, this time with a movie that should get much more attention at the box office. Jolie is adapting Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel Unbroken, the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini who became a prisoner of war in World War II after his plane crashed in the Pacific, forcing him to endure near starvation and dehydration, shark attacks, enemy fighters and more for 47 days. Now some first look photos behind the scenes have surfaced featuring Jolie directing her cast at sea. See photos below!

Following Zamperini's danger at sea, he washed on the shore of a Japanese island behind enemy lines and was held prisoner for two years, tortured by his captors. The first look photos are from production on the ocean, which started on October 16th, far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia. Here are the first photos:

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Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey) directs Unbroken as her sophomore filmmaking effort, also producing the film which has a script from William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra), rewritten by Joel and Ethan Coen and based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel. The epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by Japan's Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) also stars in the film which Universal releases December 25th, 2014.

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  • conradthegreat
    rather read the book
    • zoiepamergay
      LOL, why are you here then?? Why even bother to click and read this piece of news??? Books and movies are always different!! A book have no limitation at all and all it needs is an writer and a publisher!! A movie is usually less than 2 hours and there are budget limit , studio decisions and many other restrictions!! A movie needs a director, screenplay writer, cinematographer,production and costume design , makeup department and couple hundreds of crew and many many more!! There are many entertainment news and by all means you can just read the book , yet you took the time to read this and post unnecessary silly comment! LOL~~~BYE
      • conradthegreat
        Yes, goodbye Freak.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    I am NOT fan of her previous directing work. Plot was BIG LIE and movie was overrun too (i dont wana see porn movie but for a film which is about raping women and war , that would be very ridiculous when director decides to show just one scene of abuse. NO , this is not real history. History & evidences tell us during that heinous war near to 50,000 women were raped for Bosnian Genocide Case. Yes , humans must forgive each others but we CANT deny the history. CAN WE? In this kind of movies "City of Life & Death" is Ultimate Movie yet for me. Very accurate and impressive) I think Angelina Jolie must play instead of directing. I really am fan of her acting. She is worthy actress and i love her. But she is courage woman and i will be wait for her next work anyway.
    • zoiepamergay
      Plot was BIG LIE and movie was overrun too?? Porn movie??? You really utter rubbish!! Well I didn't see In the land of blood and honey either, but from what I read and interviews done by the casts from the region, the script have a lot of their inputs, it was a joint factual effort of HISTORY by the casts who have lived and experienced that war! The movie has a very high level of accuracy! And because it's a war film and there are sexual violence and rape scenes, you called it a "porn" movie?? You are a joker!! Anybody forced you to watch it?? You are a shallow person with a porn mind and should not watch the movie at all!!This movie led the UK foreign minister to launch a campaign against sexual violence against women in war-zone with Angelina Jolie! The movie have a good cause and is making some progress at the united nation and the campaign is still on going.

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