The new trailer paints a full portrait of Zamperini’s resilient character and unwavering determination to live despite the cruel and inhumane conditions he suffered through. Watch the new trailer for Unbroken and read the official synopsis of the film below.
Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Starring alongside Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall).
Academy Award® winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).
Unbroken, alongside this season’s other WWII films, David Ayer and Brad Pitt’s Fury and the Benedict Cumberbatch starring The Imitation Game, is already receiving a fair amount of Oscar buzz.
Sadly, Zamperini will not get to see his story told on the silver; he passed away on July 2, 2014 at the age of 97 years old. Read up on Zamperini and his inspiring life on his wiki page!
Unbroken opens in theaters nationwide Christmas Day, 2014. Visit the official site for more info!
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