Unbroken — New Trailer

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added: Thu, Oct 16th '14

This year's awards season couldn't be more competitive. But the competition is bound to get even more intense, judging by the new emotional trailer for the Angelina Jolie-directed Oscar contender "Unbroken" about real-life Olympic runner, WWII hero and Japanese POW survivor Louis Zamperini.

Based on "Seabiscuit" author Laura Hillenbrand's best-seller of the same name, the film casts rising British actor Jack O'Connell (300: Rise of an Empire) as Zamperini, an Italian American who trained as an Olympic athlete before joining the war. Zamperini's remarkable story of survival begins in 1943 as a second lieutenant airman whose bomber plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean. After initially surviving 47 excruciating days at sea, Zamperini was eventually picked up by the Japanese and thrown into a prisoner-of-war camp. He was mercilessly beaten and held in brutal conditions until the end of the war. Despite it all, Zamperini went on to live a long and productive life as an inspirational speaker until his death this past July at age 97. (It was reported that he did see a rough cut of the movie before his passing.)

"Unbroken" co-stars Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson and Jai Courtney and is set to open on Christmas Day, December 25th.

synopsis:
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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