Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for director Angelina Jolie's new film Unbroken. The movie is a period drama that tells the real life story of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini 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." I love this kind of movie, and this one looks It looks pretty incredible.
Jack O’Connell takes on the role of Zamperini, and it also stars Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac, "the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific." It co-stars 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 an adaptation of of a novel from Laura Hillenbrand, and it sounds like an incredibly inspiring story. The script for the film has been worked on by a few talented screenwriters including Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men), William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).
The movie is set to be released in theaters on Christmas Day 2014.