After he apparently refused to take no for an answer (which is what he himself says) Garrett Hedlund has finalised a deal to star in director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Initially it looked like scheduling conflicts were going to prevent Hedlund signing on, but he was really keen and so after spending a month shuffling things around, he’s signed up.
Jack O’Connell is set to star as Louis Zamperini in Unbroken, a former Olympic track star whose Air Force plane went down in the Pacific Ocean. 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. Hedlund is portraying fellow P.O.W. Commander John Fitzgerald.
Angelina Jolie is directing, with film scheduled to begin in October. (Source: Variety)