'Unbroken' movie trailer shows more of the story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini

'Unbroken' is based on the book of the same name by Laura Hillenbrand.

By , Staff Writer

'Unbroken' trailer

A trailer for the film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s nonfiction bestseller “Unbroken” has been released.

“Unbroken” tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who competed in the 1936 Games and then served in World War II, eventually being captured by the Japanese and put in prisoner-of-war camp. Zamperini himself just died earlier this month.

The movie stars actor Jack O’Connell, who appeared in the movie “300: Rise of an Empire” and the UK TV show “Skins,” as Zamperini and the film is directed by “Maleficent” actress Angelina Jolie. “Unbroken” co-stars “Star Wars: Episode VII” actor Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and “Divergent” actor Jai Courtney. 

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The trailer shows Zamperini’s childhood, his time competing in the Olympics, and his fight to survive after his plane crashed during World War II as well as his time in the Japanese internment camp. “Unbroken” is set to be released on Dec. 25. 

Check out the full trailer.

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