Trailering Unbroken From Angelina Jolie

Watch the first trailer from Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, Unbroken (Christmas Day), which, at first glance, evokes Chariots of Fire and The Bridge on the River¬†Kwai.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s gripping book, Jolie has made an old-style, epic, Hollywood biopic that will be a prime contender for best picture and just might earn cinematographer Roger Deakins his elusive Oscar.

Olympian and war hero Louis 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.

Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac — the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific– 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 actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”

Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra).

Other crew include production designer Jon Hutman (In the Land of Blood and Honey), composer Alexandre Desplat, and editor Tim Squyers (Life of Pi).

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Books, Cinematography, Editing, Movies, Music, Production Design, Tech, Trailers

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