Watch: Olympics Preview for Angelina Jolie's New Movie 'Unbroken'
"To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in…" This actually looks damn good. In connection with the ongoing Winter Olympics, Universal (part of NBC) has debuted an extended 3-minute "preview" for the new Angelina Jolie-directed movie Unbroken. The story is actually about an Olympian, one Louis "Louie" Zamperini, played in this (once he's older) by 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. This trailer plays like a full TV promo, with voiceover and the real Zamperini making an appearance, but it's effective. I'm hooked, I want to see it.
Here's the first Olympics Preview for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, direct from Universal on YouTube:
Additionally, a few photos of Angelina Jolie working on set directing the film. Photos are from Universal.
Angelina Jolie (who last directed In the Land of Blood and Honey) directs Unbroken as her sophomore filmmaking effort, also producing the film which has a script from William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra), later rewritten by Joel and Ethan Coen and based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel. The will to push through any obstacle, the drive to not give into defeat. The epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini (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. Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) also stars. Universal will release Jolie's Unbroken starting on December 25th, 2014, Christmas Day, this year.