Angelina Jolie has been known for a great deal of things in her movie career. She has been in an entourage of films, won a few awards and can be seen this summer in the Disney film: Maleficent. However, there is one area in the entertainment business that the actress has not done in her career and that place is directing. While several actors have step into the director's chair, the transition between these two cinematic areas can be a difficult challenge. However it seems that Angelina Jolie is up for that challenge as she makes her directorial debut with the biographical drama: Unbroken. This bio pic captures the life of Louis Zamperni, a World War II hero who was also was just as famous for his bravery as he was as Olympic runner (and he also passed away last week at the age of 97). Zamperni's story was captured in the novel by Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit, and which is used as the catalyst for this upcoming film. Now Jolie hopes to bring the life of Zamperni to the silver screen this December, and to show what Angelina has in store, the first trailer can now be seen online.
This new trailer certainly captures the life of Zamperni (portrayed by Jack O'Connell). The trailer shows off the WWII survivor's life in it's entirety; from the his youth, to his Olympic career and all the way to his time in the war. While the moments of Zamperni's childhood and time as a runner will play a major role in the film, it is likely that the majority of the movie will take place during the war; more particularly during Zamperni's time of being a prisoner of war. The point of the trailer is to capture the life of not only a great man, but one who was able to rise against the odds. Needless to say, if the film is successful, this bio pic could be an impressive debut for Angelina Jolie as a director?
What do you think of the trailer? Do you think this film will be a must see later this year? Express your opinion in the comments below. Unbroken makes its way to theaters December 25th.
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