Director Angelina Jolie has shared three set photos from her upcoming biopic Unbroken, which follows the incredible true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini.

<strong><em>Unbroken</em></strong> Set Photo 1

<strong><em>Unbroken</em></strong> Set Photo 2

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<strong><em>Unbroken</em></strong> Set Photo 3

Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of 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.

Director Angelina Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) and his fellow airmen, Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock), having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks.

Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Angelina Jolie completed a successful first day of a location shoot that promises to be rigorous and uniquely challenging.

B. Alan Orange