Jack O’Connell (“Skins”), Alexander Dreymon (“Blood Ransom”) and Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”) are screen-testing to star in the Angelina Jolie-directed “Unbroken” at Universal Pictures and Walden Media.
Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s novel, the story follows Louis Zamperini – a member of the American track team that competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Years later, he survived a harrowing plane crash on the water – only to become a POW in a Japanese prison camp during WWII.
Matthew Baer and Erwin Stoff are producing. This marks Jolie’s second effort as director following “In The Land Of Blood And Honey”. Shooting aims to begin in the early fall.