Universal to Adapt Unbroken

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Universal is planning a film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, reports Deadline.

The book, which was just released this past November, is already a bestseller and, like Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit, is based on true events. The life story of World War II hero Louie Zamperini, Unbroken tells of his incredible journey of survival after getting shot down over the Pacific Ocean.

Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water For Elephants) is attached to the direct the film.