[Movies] Domhnall Gleeson Joins the Cast Of Angeline Jolie's Unbroken Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.22.2013
Her second film as a director...
The Wrap reports that Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Finn Wittrock (All My Children) have joined the cast of Angeline Jolie's Unbroken, which already stars Jack O'Connell.
Universal Pictures will produce the film, which is an adpatation of Laura Hillenbrand's book about the true story of American track star Louis Zamperini. C'Connell will play Zamperini, who survived a plane crash and being stranded in the ocean, just to become a POW who was tortured in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Gleeson and Wittrock will play Phil and Mac, who are both stranded with Zamperini at sea for 28 days after their plane is shot down.
Jolie will produce with Matthew Baer, Erwin Stoff and Clayton Townsend, while Mick Garris will executive produce. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the latest draft of the script, which was previously written by William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese.
Universal executives Kristin Lowe and Sara Scott will oversee. Universal's Donna Langley and Peter Cramer have been trying to get the film made for years. Universal has had the life rights to Zamperini's story since 1957. Production begins in the fall, with a Christmas Day 2014 release date (against Into the Woods and Annie).