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Watch: Angelina Jolie Enters the Oscar Race With Powerful Trailer for ‘Unbroken’

Watch: Angelina Jolie Enters the Oscar Race With Powerful Trailer for 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie is having one hell of a year. After seeing her latest film "Maleficent" become her highest earning project ever, today sees the release of the trailer for her sophomore directorial effort "Unbroken," and it’s a stunner. With a Christmas Day release, Universal is clearly positioning it as an Oscar contender. If the promising trailer is anything to go by, it looks like Jolie might have a front-runner on her hands.

Based on a true story, the drama (co-scripted by the Coen Brothers) centers on Olympian runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Co-starring Domhnall Gleeson and Garrett Hedlund, "Unbroken" marks a huge leap for Jolie, who made her debut with the well received but smaller scaled war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey."

Watch the trailer for "Unbroken" below:

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Comments

RobertJ

Hope it's as good as the trailer teases.

She's doing the right thing for the scope of this – assembling a good team of collaborators: Deakins, Coen Bros., Wm. Nicholson and Tim Squyres to edit.

Brando

Is it really so hard to ask actors who are playing track stars to learn a thing or two about how to run. With the lone exception of Billy Crudup's spot-on Pre impersonation in "Without Limits" they all look completely ridiculous. (I know, not what the story is about, but it is such a simple thing to fix I figured I'd rant.)

Josh

George Clooney, this is how you do it.

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