Unbroken, the Angelina Jolie movie, partly filmed on Moreton Bay will premiere in Australia on January 8, 2015.
The official trailer for the movie was released on Friday (Australian time) and for the first time fans will see glimpses of the whole movie including the raft scenes shot off Peel Island.
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directed and produced 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.
Louis Zamperini passed away at age 97 last week, just a few months before the release of the film by Angelina Jolie about his incredible life.
While a preview of the biopic aired during the Winter Olympics in February, the official trailer for the film has just been released.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Starring alongside 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 as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, 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.” Australia’s Jai Courtney plays the role of Hugh 'Cup' Cuppernell.
The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall).
Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).