Coen brothers to write Unbroken for director Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has secured some heavyweight screenwriting talent for her next directorial project, with the Coen brothers agreeing to rewrite the script for Unbroken .

Jolie had already received scripts from Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson and Scott Cooper, but knocked back all of those in favour of the Coens, who you'd imagine will be writing their own from scratch.

The film will be adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction bestseller charting the real-life story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian and WW2 pilot, whose plane crashed at sea in 1943.

Zamperini and two of his crew floated adrift for some 47 days before finally being scooped up by a Japanese ship and packed off to a concentration camp.

Francis Lawrence had initially been attached to direct, before he dropped out and Jolie stepped in. Expect casting announcements to follow in the coming months...

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