Angelina Jolie has enlisted Joel and Ethan Coen to rewrite her WWII drama Unbroken. The film is adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 book of the same name that chronicles the life of WWII POW Lou Zamperini. According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (Beautiful Creatures) both worked on previous drafts of the script.
For those unfamiliar with Zamperini, here's how THR described the events of his life:
Ever since 1987's Raising Arizona, the Coen brothers have generally written their own films, though they did co-write The Hudsucker Proxy with Sam Raimi. If I'm not mistaken, Jolie's Unbroken will be the first movie they've written for another director since Sam Raimi's studio-addled Crimewave back in 1985.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]
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