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 ‚ÄĒ aka Jack O'Connell ‚ÄĒ 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.

BTW, Zamperini is still alive at 96 years old. Just take a brief glance at his Wikepedia page to see how crazy and amazing his life has been.

Angie says:

"I've had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now ‚ÄĒ I am proud to say ‚ÄĒ a dear friend‚Ķ 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."

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Sounds promising.

[Us]