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Watch: New Trailer For WWII Survival Saga 'Unbroken' Directed By Angelina Jolie

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by Kevin Jagernauth
July 10, 2014 8:49 AM
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"I wasn't really looking for something of this size," Angelina Jolie told the LA Times earlier this year about taking on "Unbroken" for her sophomore directorial feature. "But the way Laura [Hillenbrand] writes about him is the way I like to read about people. It was like I was witnessing the birth of a man — it was something I wanted to tell my sons about."

And the "him" in question is Louis Zamperini, and his story is rather incredible. Co-scripted by the Coen Brothers, and based on a true story, this awards season drama tells the story of the former Olympian 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. You can practically see the light of Oscar reflecting off this thing. And Universal believe they've got a contender here too, starting the promo train for this all the way back during the Winter Olympics, and now dropping a new trailer months before release.

Co-starring Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Alex Russell and Miyavi, "Unbroken" opens on Christmas Day.

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7 Comments

  • Jamie T D | July 10, 2014 9:38 PMReply

    It looks impressive. Jack O'Connell has come a long way from James Cook.

  • Lola | July 10, 2014 4:59 PMReply

    I read the book a year ago, and I can say, his life was incredible, one of the most touching histories I've ever read, I just hope Angelina can bring to the film the same emotion that the book does, the book is amazing, he was amazing...

  • River | July 10, 2014 12:42 PMReply

    I'm crazy curious to hear more of Jack O'Connell's American accent. If he manages to sound natural -- that's worth the Oscar right there.

  • lac | July 10, 2014 11:32 AMReply

    Mr Zamperini's life is what great cinema or as some write Oscar bait is all about.

  • pau | July 10, 2014 10:09 AMReply

    Looks great looking forward to it

  • Josh | July 10, 2014 9:40 AMReply

    Wow. It's been a while since I've seen a trailer for oscar bait this blatant and obvious.

  • Neil | July 10, 2014 4:04 PM

    So, Mr. Zamperini's life was nothing more than Oscar bait?

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