Unbroken


Unbroken Information

Unbroken is a 2014 American war drama film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie based on the 2010 nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The film, which revolves around the life of Olympic athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini, stars Jack O'Connell as Zamperini with Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, and Domhnall Gleeson.

The film had its world premiere in Sydney on November 17, 2014 and is scheduled for a wide release in the United States on Christmas Day 2014.

Plot

World War II hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini, a former Olympic track star, survives a plane crash in the Pacific, spends 47 days drifting on a raft, and then more than two and a half years living in several Japanese prisoner of war camps.

Cast

  • Jack O'Connell as Louis "Louie" Zamperini
    • C.J. Valleroy as young Louis Zamperini
  • Domhnall Gleeson as Russell "Phil" Phillips
  • Miyavi as Mutsuhiro "The Bird" Watanabe
  • Garrett Hedlund as John Fitzgerald
  • Finn Wittrock as Francis "Mac" McNamara
  • Jai Courtney as Hugh "Cup" Cuppernell
  • Luke Treadaway as Miller
  • Travis Jeffery as Jimmy
  • Jordan Patrick Smith as Cliff
  • John Magaro as Frank A. Tinker
  • Alex Russell as Pete Zamperini
  • Maddalena Ischiale as Louise Zamperini
  • Morgan Griffin as Cynthia Applewhite
  • Savannah Lamble as Sylvia Zamperini
  • Sophie Dalah as Virginia Zamperini


Production

Development

Universal Pictures purchased the rights to the book in January 2011, having already acquired the film rights to Zamperini's life towards the end of the 1950s. Early drafts for the film were written by William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese while Francis Lawrence was scheduled to direct. Joel and Ethan Coen were then tapped to rewrite the script after Jolie was named director.

On September 30, 2013, Jolie was confirmed to direct the film in Australia. Walden Media was originally set as Universal's co-financer, but withdrew from the project prior to filming and were subsequently replaced by Legendary Pictures. The filming is based in New South Wales and Queensland, with scenes also being shot in Fox Studios Australia and Village Roadshow Studios. The filming began on October 21, 2013, and it is expected that the post-production will also be done in Australia.

Filming

On December 14, 2013, four days of filming were completed in Werris Creek, New South Wales.

Reception

Early reviews for Unbroken have generally been mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 50% based on 18 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Awards and nominations

Award Date of Ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Hollywood Film Awards November 14, 2014 New Hollywood Award Jack O'Connell
National Board of Review Awards January 6, 2015 Top 10 Films
Breakthrough Performance Jack O'Connell



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