The death last week of Louis Zamperini brought renewed attention to Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 book about the Olympian and WWII hero, Unbroken, causing it to rise on best seller lists (from #88 on the USA Today list to #7).
A second boost is likely to come from the just-released trailer for the movie adaptation.
The L.A. Times says it “bears many of the hallmarks of an awards-season contender, including an inspirational true story, a potential breakout performance and a pair of Oscar-winning screenwriters…The trailer provides a glimpse of what looks to be a fierce performance from newcomer Jack O’Connell as Zamperini .”
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the movie opens on Dec. 25
A paperback edition, with new photos and an interview with the author, will be published later this month.
Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Random House: July 29, 2014