Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Angelina Jolie and her "Unbroken" cast took part in a talk moderated by George Stephanopoulos.

Jolie has long wanted to work with Universal as a director.

"When you’re an actress trying to be a director and you meet with studios — you meet with different studios — and I wanted to meet with Donna [Langley] at Universal. I wanted to have a chance to work with her studio one day as a director. I got this list of open directing assignments and it’s just four sentences for each thing, all these different projects. And you don't think you’re ever going to get one of these jobs -- you just read them: 'This is something I can try to talk to Mrs. Langley about, and sound intelligent. Maybe she’ll think of me in the future.' But I came across the few sentences on 'Unbroken,' and the strength of the human spirit, obviously you can't sum up this movie in four sentences. I read about him and his life and I met with Donna. As I was leaving, she said, 'Read the book.' Then we started talking, and I was halfway through the book, and just — I was so inspired by this story, this man, and the idea that I could spend years of my life walking in his footsteps and being a part of this story and putting his message in the world."

Read the full report at toh

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