(from L) US film-making brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen pose for photographers during a photocall for their movie “True Grit” in Berlin on February 10, 2011 on the first day of the international Berlinale film festival. “True Grit”, an Oscar-nominated remake of the classic western, kicks off the 61st Berlin film festival, a 10-day extravaganza of glitzy entertainment and explosive political fare. The Berlinale takes place from February 10 to 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: JOHANNES EISELE/2011 AFP
Angelina Jolie’s sophomore directorial effort, originally written by Gladiator and Les Misérables scribe William Nicholson, is getting a rewrite from Joel and Ethan Coen. Unbroken follows Lou Zamperini, a 1936 Olympian turned WWII POW. Jolie, who joined the project in December, “has spent weeks searching for top-flight writers to tackle the project, with sources saying the director was extremely choosy.” The Coens have been nominated for five screenplay Oscars, and they wrote The Big Lebowski, so the choosiness paid off.