According to reports, the A-list actress will spend 'several' months on the other side of the world while she films Unbroken
Angelina Jolie is no stranger to jet-setting across the world, but her next move could see her make a semi-permanent stop in Australia.
The A-list actress is working on her latest movie project, Unbroken, her second directorial debut about the life of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.
It was reported that the busy mum-of-six had planned to shoot the majority of the movie in Hawaii after she was spotted strolling around the island scouting locations, and made headlines for her healthy appearance in a tiny black vest. But according to a Honolulu news outlet, the production office Angelina had secured for the film has been shut down, with sources confirming that she’ll now shoot the movie predominantly in Australia. How exciting.
Angelina recently embarked on a top-secret trip to Sydney where she explored locations up and down the Gold Coast, and now it seems she’s set plans in motion for her first scenes.
Angelina and Brad Pitt regularly travel together, with their children, so it’s likely that the whole Brangelina brood will head down under until the new year. However, it does mean that the pair’s hotly-anticipated wedding may have to take a back seat which Angelina works on her second directorial debut. Sob.
So what’s the movie about? Unbroken tells the story of Louis (now 96-years-old), a Los Angeles high school track star-turned-Olympian. He rose to fame in the 1936 Berlin Olympics – but in 1943, his Air Force plane crashed in the Pacific. He survived without food and water for an incredible 47 days enduring shark attacks, aerial attacks and hunger before arriving on a Japanese island behind enemy lines, where he was held as a prisoner of war for two years.
The movie is set for release in December 2014. Angelina said in a statement: ‘I’ve had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now – I am proud to say – a dear friend. I am deeply honoured to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves.’
Bye bye, Brange.