Angelina Jolie And The Coen Brothers Are Teaming Up On A New Movie


Back in 2011 Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut with In The Land Of Blood And Honey. The movie achieved some critical success, and it really bugs me that I haven’t seen it yet. Luckily, I just spotted it on Amazon, so I’m hoping to check it out soon. In the meantime, Angie’s got a new film in the works and I’m really excited to learn more about it because the friggen Coen Brothers are writing the script! Click inside to learn more!

Complex has the story:

The Coen brothers are rewriting the script for Unbroken, after “extremely choosy” director Angelina Jolie searched for weeks for the right writers.

Unbroken is a 2010 book by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand about World War II solider Louis Zamperini. A former Olympic runner, Zamperini’s plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean; he spent 47 days on a raft only to be captured by the Japanese and spend two years in an internment camp as a POW.

Joel and Ethan Cohen usually direct the movies they write—Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, True Grit—but “take on assignments in special cases.” We guess Angelina Jolie calling you up would be a special case.

Jolie signed on in December as director and producer. She has previously directed In the Land of Blood and Honey, a 2011 film about the Bosnian War. Other drafts of the Unbroken script were written by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Richard LaGravenese (Water For Elephants), but presumably Jolie wants the famous Coen brothers to take the screenplay to the next level.

Their next movie is Inside Llewyn Davis, which comes out later this year.

OMG, that’s right! Remember that awesome trailer we saw for Inside Llewyn Davis?! Love the Coen Brothers. And I’m psyched to hear more about this Angelina mash-up. I think we can expect good things.

Did anyone see In The Land Of Blood And Honey? Not a lot of actors can make that switch over, but I figured Angie could pull it off.


  • Jenna172

    Shannon- In the Land of Blood and Honey is EXCELLENT. It’s intense, but very well done. Angelina made 2 versions* and we saw the subtitled one. The film does a good job of showing all sides of the conflict, but also makes you think of how these awful events are still going on all over the world. One day you are fine with your neighbor, the next day you are killing each other. How does that happen!? BTW, the acting is also very, very good. If you google it, you can find a lot of interviews Angelina did with the cast, who come from all sides of the war and have really poignant stories about the war. Just the fact that all these people worked together to make this movie is proof that art can help heal. I think this is a big reason the film got that Stanley Kramer award.

    *one version in English and one in Bosnian (with Eng subtitles)

  • Natalea

    I’ve yet to see In the Land of Blood and Honey either, but since it recently became available on Netflix, best believe it’s in my queue! Can we start a PITNB movie club?

    I’m intrigued by this Jolie/Coen collaboration. I’m pretty confident it will equal fabulousness.