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Angelina Jolie to direct Unbroken

July 11, 2013 17:08 IST

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Actress Angelina Jolie will be donning the director's cap once again with Unbroken, which will star British actor Jack O'Connell in the lead.

Jolie, 37, will begin filming for the World War II-era drama this fall and was seen scouting for locations in Hawaii, reported Us magazine.

The tale will follow the life story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louis" Zamperini (O'Connell) as he survives a fatal plane crash aboard a raft for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

'I've had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now I am proud to say a dear friend. I am deeply honoured to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves. I am grateful to Universal for making this film a priority,' Jolie said in a statement.

Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen -- who took home the top prize for No Country for Old Men in 2008 -- will be adapting the script, based on a novel by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand called Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

Jolie's first film was 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey, which told the story of Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs in the Bosnian War.

Unbroken will mark Jolie's first major project since undergoing a double mastectomy earlier this year.


Image: Angelina Jolie
Photographs: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

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Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez to marry this week?

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Actress Halle Berry and fiance Olivier Martinez are reportedly planning to tie the knot this week.

The couple is expecting a child and they were spotted 
leaving Los Angeles with Berry's daughter Nahla in tow, reported E! Online.

Berry, 46, had vowed never to wed again after the end of 
her second marriage but she admitted that her engagement to Martinez, 47, came as a surprise last year.

This would mark the third marriage for Berry, who 
previously tied the knot to David Justice in 1993 and singer Eric Benét in 2001.

Nahla is Berry's child from her relationship with model Gabriel 
Aubry.


Image: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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