Based on The New York Times bestselling book 'Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption' by Laura Hillenbrand ('Seabiscuit: An American Legend'), Unbroken is set to begin production in late September 2013. Jolie, who is joined on the project by fellow producers Matthew Baer (City by the Sea) and Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still), has been a fierce champion of bringing this incredible story of Louis 'Louie' Zamperini's bravery and heroism to the big screen. Joining the behind-the-scenes crew are an accomplished team, led by ten-time OscarA-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall), who comes aboard as director of photography, and Jon Hutman (In the Land of Blood and Honey), who reteams with Jolie as the film's production designer. 'I've had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now-I am proud to say-a dear friend,' said Jolie. 'I am deeply honored to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves. I am grateful to Universal for making this film a priority.' Originally published by Random House in 2010, the book follows the incredible life story of Olympian and war hero Zamperini 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. The book has sat atop The New York Times bestseller list for more than 135 consecutive weeks and is the sixth best-selling nonfiction title ever since the list began in 1942. It was also the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction. The project has a long history with the studio, which first acquired the rights to tell the life story of Zamperini in 1957 and optioned the rights to Hillenbrand's book in December 2010. Jolie was attached to direct in December 2012. Academy AwardA winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les MisArables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO's Behind the Candelabra). Mick Garris and David Crockett serve as executive producers.

  • 2 hr 17 minPG13
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Jack O'Connell

    Jack O'ConnellActor

    Jack O'Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and began acting professionally playing Connor Yates in a 2005 episode of the television series Doctors (2000). His subsequent TV roles included 4 episodes of The Bill (1984), 6 of The Runaway (2010), and 18 of the popular teen drama Skins (2007). He made his film debut playing Pukey Nicholls in 2006's This Is England (2006), later co-starring in Eden Lake (2008), Harry Brown (2009), Private Peaceful (2012) and The Somnambulists (2011), before receiving critical acclaim for his lead roles as a jailed teenager in Starred Up (2013) and a British soldier in Belfast in '71 (2014). O'Connell made his Hollywood debut as Greek soldier Calisto in the graphic novel-based action-war film 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and then played Olympic distance runner and World War II POW Louis Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie-directed war drama Unbroken (2014). His upcoming roles include The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) and Money Monster (2016), the latter with George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
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  • Domhnall Gleeson

    Domhnall GleesonActor

    Domhnall Gleeson was born on May 12, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for Ex Machina (2014), Frank (2014) and About Time (2013).
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  • JOHN MAGARO

    JOHN MAGAROActor

  • ALEX RUSSELL

    ALEX RUSSELLActor

  • Jai Courtney

    Jai CourtneyActor

  • JOHN D'LEO

    JOHN D'LEOActor

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