Angelina Jolie will direct her second film, Unbroken, a World War II drama, in Australia.
Angelina Jolie will shoot her follow-up to 2011’s Land of Blood and Honey in Sydney and parts of rural New South Wales.
Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells of Louis Zamperini.
The Olympian runner turned bombardier spent two years as a prisoner of war after being shot down in the Pacific.
Skins star Jack O’Connell will play Louis Zamperini in a cast that also includes Garrett Hedlund from Tron: Legacy and Domhnall Gleeson from About Time.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Angelina Jolie’s movie will start filming on October 21 at Sydney’s Fox Studios Australia and the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
The Universal Pictures title is scheduled for release in the US on December 25, 2014.