Angelina Jolie: Film is for my sons

Angelina Jolie wants her sons to learn something from her new movie.

The Hollywood star is in pre-production to direct Unbroken. The film is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 book about 5,000 metre runner Louis Zamperini, who competed for the US at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was a World War II hero. Louis is still alive today, aged 96.

Angelina is fascinated by Louis’ story and believes he is a great role model for her three boys.

‘He was captured during World War II and held by the Japanese. His family and the authorities thought he was dead, but he survived,’ she told British newspaper columnist Baz Bamigboye. ‘It’s a story of courage and I want to make it for my sons because it’s an example of sacrifice and survival against all odds. They’ll learn something from it.’

In 1946, Louis’ Air Force plane crashed in the Pacific and he survived for 47 days on very little food and rain water, enduring aerial attacks and fending off sharks. He was then washed ashore on a Japanese island and held captive as a prisoner of war for two years.

Angelina revealed the script is still being worked on and they are currently in the casting process. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Hawaii at the end of the year.

Angelina revealed the script is still being worked on and they are currently in the casting process. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Hawaii at the end of the year.

The 38-year-old confirmed she will be directing the project, but will not appear in it.

Angelina also spoke about her plans to play Cleopatra in the film based on Stacy Schiff’s book about the Egyptian queen.She praised the script and revealed she is still excited about the movie.

‘We have a really good Cleopatra script, so it will happen, eventually. I’m looking forward to playing her,’ she added.

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