Despite being one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, even Angelina Jolie has difficulty getting projects off the ground.

Her latest project "Unbroken" is an upcoming historical drama about the life of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini who was stranded at sea for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Jolie told Tom Brokaw in an interview with NBC:
"This has been the hardest thing I've ever done,"

"I had these hours of phone calls. I made all these boards. I took glue and tape and pictures off the internet. I put all my boards in a garbage bag, and carried them to Universal myself and I put them out. I pitched my butt off."
Thankfully, Jolie was convincing enough to get Universal to back it up. Unbroken will release on December 25th. Check out the teaser below: