The “A Good Day to Die Hard” and “Jack Reacher” star Jai Courtney has signed on to co-star in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and Russell Crowe’s “The Water Diviner”.
“Unbroken” follows Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), an Olympian who endured unimaginable hardship as a WWII POW at the hands of Japanese prison guards.
Courtney will play Hugh ‘Cup’ Cuppernell, a WWII veteran pilot who gets caught in tenacious midair gunfight alongside Zamperini. That film is about to begin production in Australia.
‘Diviner’ follows an Australian man who travels to Turkey to attempt to locate the bodies of his three sons, who were killed there during the Battle of Gallipoli in the first World War.
Courtney will play Lt. Col. Cecil Hilton, a soldier tasked with organizing the effort to identify the tens of thousands of soldiers killed at the battle. He reluctantly allows the man to stay and look for his sons’ bodies.