We may be in the heart of summer blockbuster season, but it’s never too early to start generating Oscar buzz – which is exactly what’s happening in this new trailer for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, due out this Christmas.
Watch the film's captivating second trailer below.
Jolie’s second directorial feature tells the true-life story of Louis Zamperini (who passed away on July 2 at the age of 97) – an Olympian who survived 47 days at sea on a raft after a tragic plane crash during World War II. If that wasn’t bad enough, Zamperini and his fellow soldiers were eventually rescued – by the Japanese, who took him to a POW camp, where he would be brutalized for two years.
The new trailer gives you the CliffsNotes version of the story, complete with rousing score, memorable quotes and a few impressive scenes from the plane crash that put Zamperini (played by Jack O'Connell) in the middle of the ocean. It’s the kind of project (cowritten for the screen by the Coen brothers) that Oscar voters love and one that should inspire audiences from around the world with its themes of survival and perserverence.
Can Jolie become the second woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director? We won’t know the answer to that until next year. Meanwhile, Unbroken arrives in theaters on Christmas Day.