New Trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Movie ‘Unbroken’ [Video]

Angelina Jolie’s third directorial effort ‘Unbroken’ had just released its new trailer, which tells a story of incredible story of heroism and never-ending struggle.

A new trailer of Angelina Jolie’s upcoming film “Unbroken” has been published online. The breathtaking biopic will hit theaters on December 25.

The film is based on bestselling biography “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” written by Laura Hillenbrand, which chronicles the real-life story of Louis Zamperini.

Mr. Zamperini was US Olympic track star who met Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, before being drafted into World War II and surviving a near-fatal plane crash during combat. The young soldier then stranded for 47 days at sea before being captured by the Japanese and forced to spend years as a prisoner of war in internment camps.

The dramatic and powerful trailer illustrates twists and turns of a young and fresh spirit, who has gone through fire and water. Unfortunately, the major source for inspiration for the book and the film passed away past July at the age of 97 but not before giving his seal of approval to produce the film.

A rising British actor Jack O’Connell was chosen to portray the war hero. O’Connell is already known for his roles in “Starred Up”, “This Is England” and “Skins”, but “Unbroken” might be his major breakthrough. The film also stars Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson and Jai Courtney, and was co-written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

“I was in awe. Three times I met him,” O’Connell says of the man he portrays. “I hear before he passed away, Angie showed him some footage, of which he approved of, which means the world to me and to us all.”

The actor also adds that Zamperini gave him an invaluable image to carry with him during filming. “He always wanted to cross the finish line in whatever he was doing,” O’Connell says. “Whether it was on the raft or in Japan as a prisoner of war. He was always trying to get to the end of something.”

The incredible story of heroism and never-ending struggle caught Angelina’s the eye, who was pleased to be the one to bring his story to life, saying: “This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I made hours and hours of phone calls and made all these boards.

“[I have] such a huge responsibility to get it right because I love him so much and because he’s helped me so much in my life,”  said the 39-year-old Oscar winning-actress, as it will be her third directorial effort, after 2011’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and the 2007 documentary “A Place in Time.”

O’Connell added “Angie showed him some footage, of which he approved of, which means the world to me and to us all. He always wanted to cross the finish line in whatever he was doing. Whether it was on the raft or in Japan as a prisoner of war. He was always trying to get to the end of something.”

The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall).

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