Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ is Being Re-Written by The Coen Brothers
Angelina Jolie's latest project just got way more interesting. Her second directorial effort will come with a script from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen, as they've just been hired to re-write Jolie's upcoming film 'Unbroken.'
This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who note that they've been trying to get a great writer on the project for a while. Getting the Coens feels like a coup, as they are mostly known for writing material they set out to direct. That said, they recently wrote the remake of 'Gambit,' but that film has been poorly received in England and has yet to get an American release date.
Also, in an interesting bit of trivia, they also helped write Sam Raimi's second feature 'Crimewave,' which was mucked up by studio interference. The Coens and Raimi have known each other for over three decades as Joel Coen was an assistant editor on 'The Evil Dead' and the three also collaborated on 'The Hudsucker Proxy' where Raimi served as that film's second unit director.
Though Jolie's first feature film, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' was released for Oscar consideration, it faded from memory and contention quickly. But with the Coens on board it looks like 'Unbroken' will definitely make more of an impression.