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'Unbroken' trailer gives a glimpse into the inspirational WWII story

'Unbroken' centers on Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic athlete who was captured by the Japanese during World War II.

By Staff Writer / February 19, 2014

Actor Jack O'Connell portrays Louis Zamperini in the film 'Unbroken.'

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A trailer for the film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s World War II nonfiction bestseller has been released.

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'Unbroken' trailer

“Unbroken,” which is being directed by Angelina Jolie, stars “About Time” actor Domhnall Gleeson and “Inside Llewyn Davis” actor Garrett Hedlund.

Hillenbrand’s book was first released in 2010 and tells the story of a lieutenant and Olympic track runner (he participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympics), Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), whose plane crashes in the Pacific and who along with Russell Allen Phillips (Gleeson), who was on the plane with him, is captured by members of the Japanese navy.

The new trailer debuted during the Sochi Olympics and is narrated by Tom Brokaw. It includes glimpses of the real Zamperini as well as clips from the movie.

“Unbroken” is set to hit theaters on Dec. 25.

Check out the full trailer.

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