Screen Junkies » laura hillenbrand http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:32:48 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Richard LaGravenese To Write Crazily True WWII Survivor Story http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-lagravenese-to-write-crazily-true-wwii-survivor-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-lagravenese-to-write-crazily-true-wwii-survivor-story/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:05:22 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204423 'Unbroken' is about Louis Zamperini: Olympic athlete, Air Force pilot, and Japanese POW camp survivor. I'd also be interested in playing the video game.

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Screenwriter Richard LaGravenese (Water For Elephants) is adapting another historical novel and re-teaming with Elephants director Francis Lawrence. They say history has a way of repeating itself, and now there’s proof to support that adage.

This time, LaGravenese will pen the film version of Laura Hillenbrand‘s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption for Universal. Boring title, great sounding true story.

Unbroken is about Olympic athlete / Air Force pilot Louis Zamperini. (It’s hard to think of two cooler occupations to top a resume.) He was on the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team, and proved to be an amazing survivor. When his plane was shot down into the ocean, he spent 47 days in the water before getting picked up by the Japanese Navy. Then Zamperini did time in a Japanese POW camp, where he was brutally tortured. After he was freed, then he suffered through a long bout with post-traumatic stress disorder, but managed to survive that with help from evangelist Billy Graham and his wife.

And I complain when they don’t have the right kind of nacho cheese at Ralph’s. (Hollywood Reporter)

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