One of this year’s most anticipated dramatic movies has just unveiled the first official trailer. Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie and based on the incredible true story of war hero Louis Zamperini, will be hitting theaters during awards season on December 25, 2014 and, given the subject matter, will likely be a player in the upcoming Oscar race. Jack O’Connell stars as Zamperini, with Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, John Magaro, Alex Russell, and Finn Wittrock in supporting roles. The film’s based on the bestselling book by Laura Hillenbrand and was adapted for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen and Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson.
The Unbroken Plot:
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 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 O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—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.”
Watch the trailer:
-By Rebecca Murray
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