Book that Angelina Jolie's film is based on gets young adult adaptation

2014-04-18 15:00

New York  — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga Unbroken.

Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children's Books, said Thursday the adaptation will be published on Veteran's Day, 11 November, with a first printing of 200,000 copies.

Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive chronicles the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II hero and track star who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

A motion picture based on the book and directed by Angelina Jolie is set for release on Christmas Day.

Hillenbrand also wrote the bestselling Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

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