This year Angelina Jolie is going blockbuster as an actress with Maleficent and also making a bid for mainstream directorial success (and perhaps and Oscar bid) with Unbroken, her movie about the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini.
With the Winter Olympics on and Zamperini being a 1936 Olympian, the studio has decided it’s a good time for a special trailer, featuring narration by Tom Brokaw and vintage footage of Zamperini cut into the first footage from Jolie’s film along with a recent interview with Louis.
Jack O’Connell will play Zamperini in Unbroken, a former Olympic track star whose Air Force plane went down in the Pacific Ocean in World War II. He managed to survive for 47 days on a life raft in the midst of shark attacks and enemy fire, before he washed up on a Japanese island where he was taken prisoner for more than two years. Gerrett Hedlund is portraying fellow P.O.W. Commander John Fitzgerald.
It’s due out at Christmas.