Director Angelina Jolie discusses the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini as we get to meet the man himself in a featurette for Unbroken. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's (Seabiscuit) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an 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.
Angelina Jolie reveals that there were several days on the set where the cast and crew often wondered how Zamperini was able to survive this incredible ordeal, and that he was waiting 50 years for this movie to happen. We also see footage of the director meeting with the man himself, before he passed away at age 97 back in July, and Zamperini offering his own words of wisdom about survival. In addition, this featurette also offers plenty of new footage from this highly-anticipated true-story adaptation.
Starring alongside Jack 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 also star as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment. Rounding out the cast is 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." Check out the latest footage from Unbroken, arriving in theaters December 25.