Angelina Jolie Loved Problem-Solving 'Unbroken,' Can't Wait to Play 'Cleopatra'

December 17, 2014 11:45 AM

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Only when Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 biography "Unbroken" became a bestseller did the logjam start to break, partly because her "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" was turned into a improbable 2003 Universal hit. Finally, when Angelina Jolie--with one independent film behind her, 2011 Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey"--came on board, the movie really did move toward a green light. My Q & A with her is below.

Why it was so hard. Louie Zamperini crammed a lot into his life. There's young Louie the Italian-American trouble-maker turned runner and sports star who becomes a World War II bombardier who crashes into the ocean, surviving 47 days on a life raft with two crew members, rescued by the Japanese who ...

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