Unbroken — First Look Preview

source:   unbrokenfilm.com, youtube.com

added: Sun, Feb 16th '14

As the coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia winds down, Universal Pictures took an opportunity this weekend to promote a new film that surprisingly won't open in theaters until the end of the year, but certainly pertains to the remarkable feats that Olympic athletes have performed and sometimes endured.

"Unbroken," Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort, tells the harrowing true story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and a WWII serviceman who in 1942 was captured by the Japanese and thrown into a brutal POW camp after spending 47 days in shark-infested waters when his B-24 bomber plane suddenly crash landed.

British newcomer Jack O'Connell (who also appears in the upcoming sword-and-sandal sequel "300: Rise of an Empire" and stars in this year's acclaimed prison drama "Starred Up") portrays the Italian-American war hero whose life was detailed in Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling 2010 book, on which the film is based. Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, John Magaro and John D'Leo co-star in the drama, which is set to open on Christmas Day, December 25.

NBC initially aired this 3-minute first look preview during their Sunday coverage of the Olympics. In case you missed it, you can have a look at the exhilarating sneak peek, above.

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.


directed by   Angelina Jolie

starring   Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, John Magaro, Alex Russell, Miyavi, Jai Courtney, John D'Leo

release date   December 25, 2014

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