UNBROKEN is an upcoming war drama film directed by Angelina Jolie which marks her second feature as helmer following 2011’s In the Land Of Blood And Honey. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) enormously popular book, Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra). The film tells the incredibly true story of U.S. Olympian-turned-WWII prisoner of war, Louis “Louie” Zamperini (played by British newcomer, Jack O’Connell)
Starring alongside O’Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese singer-songwriter Miyavi (Takamasa Ishihara, 石原貴雅) as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
The epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” 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.