Magazine article Screen International

Unbroken to Open Late 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Unbroken to Open Late 2014

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Distribution round-up: Universal has said [10] it will release Angelina Jolie's upcoming second feature as director, Unbroken, on Dec 25 2014. Separately, ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Standing Up, while Monterey Media has taken Approaching Midnight and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Ass Backwards.

The drama is based on Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand and is set to commence production in late September.

The story chronicles the survival at sea and subsequently in a Japanese POW camp of downed WWII airman Louis 'Louie' Zamperini.

Joel and Ethan Coen rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese.

Jolie produces alongside Matthew Baer and Erwin Stoff, while Mick Garris and David Crockett are on board as executive producers. Roger Deakins serves as cinematographer. …

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