Just days after her secret visit Down Under to scout out locations, a shoot has been confirmed in Australia for Angelina Jolie’s WW2 drama Unbroken.
It was rumoured that the A-list actress-turned-director would film her new feature in Hawaii, however, the location has now been switched to Aus.
It’s believed Brad Pitt and their six kids will come along for the shoot, which may start as early as September.
Unbroken will be Jolie’s second directorial offering after her powerful romantic drama, set in the Bosnian war, The Land Of Blood And Honey. Unbroken follows the true story of Olympic long distance runner Louis Zamperini after his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, and he was taken prisoner by the Japanese. It accounts various human horrors such as rape, mass executions and humans being used as shields in the battle zone.
Much of the film will be shot on a floating life raft in the Pacific Ocean – where Zamperini had to survive after the crash – and the Warner Bros studio on Australia’s Gold Coast has a 1200sqm water tank, ideal for shooting such scenes.
Unbroken is due for release in 2014.
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