'Unbroken' Trailer Juxtaposes Olympic Glory With Prisoner-of-War Trauma

Unbroken Trailer Screengrab - H 2014

Unbroken Trailer Screengrab - H 2014

The Angelina Jolie-directed movie hits theaters Dec. 25

A new trailer for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken hit the Internet on Thursday.

The film tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who survived time in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. 

The trailer shows glimpses of Zamperini as a young boy getting into fights and then putting his energy into running as he achieves Olympic glory. Cut to his plane crashing into the ocean during World War II as he and his fellow soldiers are stranded and then taken prisoner and tortured.

"We have an Olympic athlete in our camp. Look at me," a Japanese solder tells Zaperini (Jack O'Connell) just before striking him. "You're nothing."

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Zamperini, who collaborated with Universal Pictures for the long-in-the-works project, died July 2 at age 97. Jolie directed the adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's book.

The film is set for release Dec. 25, 2014.