Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' mines human spirit, survival

December 23, 2014 5:51 PM

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Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' mines human spirit, survival

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie never expected to direct a film with shark attacks, plane crashes and prisoner-of-war camps, but she found the story of a World War Two hero so compelling she tackled them in "Unbroken," a biopic about survival, faith and forgiveness.

The Oscar-winning actress and second-time director was half-way through Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about Olympic runner and POW survivor Louis "Louie" Zamperini when she knew she wanted to make it into a film.

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