Tonight Angelina Jolie will première her latest movie Unbroken (based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand) which she directed and filmed across New South Wales & Queensland last year.
Talking about the WWII drama Jolie said that she she feels Zamperini’s inspirational story offers a bright light of hope for an often-troubled time. “(The world) can seem hopeless and it can seem very overwhelming,” she said. “But the resilience and the strength of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing.” (Read more at Today).
HarperCollins, publisher of Unbroken, is expected to see a rise in sales for the book after the release of the movie.
Unbroken will première at the State Theatre in Sydney. Angelina Jolie will be joined on the red carpet by husband Brad Pitt, who arrived in Sydney last night, and other local celebrities.
by Laura Hillenbrand
The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini – Now a major motion picture
On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a life raft.
So begins one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he turned to petty crime until he discovered a remarkable talent for running, which took him to the Berlin Olympics. But as war loomed, he joined up and was soon embroiled in the ferocious battle for the Pacific.
Now Zamperini faced a journey of thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft, dogged by sharks, starvation and the enemy. Driven to limits of endurance, Zamperini’s fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would depend on the strength of his will…