Opening on Christmas Day is director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. The film tells the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a former Olympian and WWII bombardier whose plane crashed at sea in 1943. Zamperini and two crewmates floated adrift for 47 days and 2000 miles, eventually finding themselves caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a POW camp where Zamperini was targeted by a sadistic overseer. While Unbroken could have ended up a movie of the week on Lifetime, Jolie has crafted a film worthy of your time and money. For more on Unbroken, check out six clips, the trailer, and all our previous coverage.
At the New York City press day I landed an exclusive interview with Jack O’Connell (who’s name you better get familiar with because he’s the real deal). During the interview he talked about what the past year has been like, working with Angelina Jolie, what it was like making Unbroken, how he prepared for the role, future projects, if he’ll go to Sundance for director Yann Demange’s ’71 (which is one of my favorite movies of 2014), and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.