Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey, dealt with the incredibly grim Bosnian war. Now she's picked a second film to direct, Unbroken, which is, yet again, set during wartime. And Cook from Skins is in it!
According to Us, Cook — aka Jack O'Connell — plays Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini "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." You know, a rollicking good time.
The movie has some other notable names attached: The motherfucking Coen brothers are writing the script, based on Laura Hillenbrand's novel called Unbroken: A World War II Story of Surivival, Resilience, and Redemption.
"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 honored 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."