Joel and Ethan Coen are, of course, known for their dizzyingly creative and satisfying oeuvre as director-writers; that said, the duo occasionally will solely write scripts for other directors to helm (Sam Raimi’s Crimewave, Michael Hoffman’s Gambit).  And it appears their upcoming written effort, Unbroken, will be going to Angelina Jolie to direct.

Unbroken will be based upon the Laura Hillenbrand book of the same name.  Unbroken is the story of the 1936 Olympian Lou Zamperini, the track star whose Air Force plane crashed during World War II and who subsequently “survived for 47 days at sea, and would end up fighting for his life in a Japenese prison camp.”

This will not be the first swipe at the novel anyone has taken—Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) was set to direct a script by Richard LaGravenese (Water for Elephants) and William Nicholson (Les Miserables) before the project fell through.  Now Angelina Jolie (who previously directed the film In the Land of Blood and Honey) will take a crack at it; no filming or release information has been released.

The Coen brothers’ latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, is set for a release later this year, date to be announced.

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Source: Cinema Blend