Coen Brothers Will Write a Script for Angelina Jolie

February 26, 2013


Angelina Jolie's loins yearning for another film to foster now that In the Land of Blood and Honey has left her, a loving couple named the Coens have kindly agreed to provide her with script.

Ethan and Joel Coen are reportedly attached to write a new draft of Universal's Unbroken, set to be the sophomore fiction directorial effort from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider now that I Am Legend's Francis Lawrence left the film to direct some Hunger Games.

Based on the 2010 Laura Hillenbrand book, the film tells the story of World War II hero Lou Zamperini, an Olympic athlete and Air Force pilot who in 1943 crash-landed in the Pacific Ocean. For a month-and-a-half he survived adrift--fighting off dehydration, starvation, and sharks--before finally washing ashore on a Japanese island, where he was taken prisoner and tortured for two years. Yet HE REMAINED UNBROKEN. I assume. It's right there in the title.

Nominated for five Academy Awards for their screenwriting, the Coen brothers have recently started handing their work out for others to direct, last year notably providing Michael Hoffman with a script for Gambit. Needless to say, as with that remake, a Coen screenplay makes Unbroken a lot more interesting a prospect. Especially if Jolie decides to go with a John Goodman cameo for one of the sharks.

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