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article imageAngelina Jolie film honors veterans with #IAmUnbroken project

By Earl Dittman     Nov 11, 2014 in Entertainment
To pay homage to the incredible lives of those who serve in the military, the studio behind the upcoming Jolie-directed film 'Unbroken' has launched an interactive project inviting veterans and those in active duty to share their inspirational stories.
In honor of Veterans Day, Universal Pictures — who will be releasing the Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken — is recognizing former Olympian, World War II veteran and POW survivor Louis "Louie" Zamperini and other heroes like him who have served or are currently serving in the military by taking part in the #IAmUnbroken project.
The #IAmUnbroken project celebrates and inspires unbroken spirits from all walks of life and invites users to share their own #IAmUnbroken stories. Go to to upload your videos, photos and text or take to social media to post your inspirational story with hashtag #IAmUnbroken. Stories are now being featured on the site, and a select few will be chosen to have a team create a professional video segment of their story with the chance to be featured on NBC's TODAY.
Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie both directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and World War II hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini 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.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Jack O'Connell portrays the legendary Zamperini, and 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."
Angelina Jolie on location to shoot scenes for  Unbroken
Angelina Jolie on location to shoot scenes for 'Unbroken'
Unbroken is produced by Jolie, as well as Clayton Townsend (This Is 40), Matthew Baer (City by the Sea) and Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 11-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).
Unbroken opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014.
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