Angelina Jolie to Miss 'Unbroken' Premiere Because of Chicken Pox

Angelina Jolie WIE - H 2014
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Angelina Jolie WIE - H 2014

The actress says she is "heartbroken" to miss the event

Angelina Jolie will miss out on several days of promoting Unbroken, her latest film as director, because of a bout with a mild case of chicken pox.

The film tells the true story of Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, who was held in Japanese internment camps during World War II.

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“You have to laugh at the timing,” Jolie said. “I was sure nothing could stop me from supporting Unbroken. I am heartbroken to miss our premiere, most of all the chance to be there with Louie’s family."

Unbroken studio Universal wished Jolie a "speedy recovery."

"She is in very good spirits, considering after two years of hard work, she will not be there the night it finally premieres," the studio said in a statement.

Unbroken has its Los Angeles premiere Dec. 15. The film opens Christmas Day.