The movie Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, is based on the runaway New York Times best selling novel-like nonfiction book, by Lauren Hillenbrand, of the same name.
The book Unbroken, released in 2010, has remained on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction bestseller list since it was published.
The movie Unbroken tells the true story of Olympic athlete and war veteran Louis Zamperini who survived a plane crash during the World War II and clung to life on a raft in the Pacific for 47 days. He was captured by the Japanese and served two years in a Japanese POW camp.
Louis Zamperini, the character on which the movie (and book) Unbroken is based, died at the age of 97 on July 3, 2014.
Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted) made her directorial debut with the 2011 box office bomb In the Land of Blood and Honey.
However, it is almost certain that the movie Unbroken will go on to earn a plethora of 2015 Oscar nominations, including a 2015 Best Picture Oscar Nomination and a 2015 Best Director (Angelina Jolie) Oscar Nomination.