Dailies | Angelina Jolie's ‘Unbroken': First Photos From Set Feature Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini (Photos)

Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken': First Photos From Set Feature Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini (Photos)

Jolie's second directorial effort lands in theaters on Christmas Day in 2014

Universal has released the first three set photos from Angelina Jolie's “Unbroken,” a drama that tells the life story of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini.

The production photos give audiences the first look at Jack O'Connell (“Skins”) as Zamperini as Jolie directs a scene in which he is stranded in the middle of the ocean on a life raft after surviving a plane crash in World War II.

See photo: Angelina Jolie's ‘Unbroken’ First Look

47 days adrift at sea was only the beginning of Zamperini's struggle, as he was caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp where he became the target of brutal Japanese soldier known only as “The Bird.”

Domhnall Gleeson (“About Time”), Finn Wittrock (“All My Children”), Garrett Hedlund (“Tron: Legacy”), Alex Russell (“Carrie”), and John Magaro (“Not Fade Away”) co-star in Jolie's adaptation of author Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”

See photos of Jolie in filmmaker mode, below:

Publicity stills photography on the set of NBC Universal's movie 'Unbroken'

Publicity stills photography on the set of NBC Universal's movie 'Unbroken'

  • Dane Joe

    Angelina Jolie is one of the few celebrities worth admiring!

    • Gunny

      i agree, I have the utmost respect for this woman.

  • Michael Difani

    I have great respect for Jolie making this incredible survival story…Hillenbrand, the author, wrote “Seabiscuit” another hit movie. Zamperini in his late 90's is still alert and active. Japanese prison camps were as bad, if not worse, than the Nazi POW camps. In the late fifties the “Bridge on the River Kwai” was sanitized as was “To Hell and Back”, 1955, with Medal of Honor hero Audie Murphy playing himself 10 years after VE Day.