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Saturday 22 November 2014

Jolie returns to work

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Angelina Jolie
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting at Lancaster House in London, Britain - 11 Apr 2013
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was back to work on the Los Angeles set of her next directorial effort this weekend.

The 38-year-old actress, who underwent the preventative procedure earlier this year, appears in photos published by MailOnline and E! News on the Los Angeles set of Unbroken on Sunday.

Angelina is directing the feature, written by the Coen Brothers, about the life of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who became a POW during World War II.

The actress-turned-helmer is seen wearing a white blouse, black pencil skirt and nude heels as she juggles a handbag and materials.

The appearance came three months after Angelina revealed in a New York Times op-ed piece she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning she carried a BRCA1 gene mutation, significantly increasing her chances of developing breast cancer.

The actress, who shares six children with fiancé Brad Pitt, touched on her family's heart-breaking struggle with the disease in the article.

"My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under five percent as a result of the February procedure," Angelina wrote.

"I can tell my children they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer."

Angelina made her directorial debut with 2007 documentary A Place in Time. She also wrote and helmed 2011 war romance In the Land of Blood and Honey.

Unbroken is scheduled for release in December 2014.

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