Friday Morning Bookclub

August 15, 2011

Unbroken:The Movie

Filed under: Books Into Movies,Movies,Unbroken — susanbright @ 1:14 pm

Finally, the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption is being made into a movie. For those of you who did not read the book, Zamperini was a former olympic runner whose plane crashed at sea.  He floated on a raft for 47 days only to end up in a Japanese POW camp where he was brutalized by the prison guards. His story is truly amazing.

  Universal Pictures actually bought the rights to Louis Zamperini’s life  as well as his memoir Devil at my Heels in 1957. At that time there were talks of a movie and Tony Curtis was being considered to play Zamperini. The movie was never made amd once again in 1998 discussions began about making a movie based on Zamperini’s life. This time Nicholas Cage was being considered for the star role. Again… no movie!

Laura Hillenbrand’s book has brought new attention to Louis Zamperini and this time it looks like there is actually going to be a movie. Zamperini’s son-in-law Nick Garris is the executive producer.  There are rumors of a 2013 release date. Who would you like to see play Louis Zamperini?

Patty recommends Gerard Butler. What do you think?



  1. Gerard Butler would be a fantastic person for the role

    Comment by Patty — September 25, 2011 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

  2. Patty, Gerard Butler really does look the part. Thanks you for your response!

    Comment by susanbright — September 26, 2011 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  3. Ah…no to Gerard Butler.

    Comment by Teresa Renken — August 2, 2012 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  4. Hi Teresa, Who would you like to see play Zamperini? I probably will not go to see the movie regardless of who stars in it! Not my favorite book!

    Comment by susanbright — August 2, 2012 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  5. Love him

    Comment by jennysserendipity — August 23, 2012 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  6. Jake Gyllenhaal has a striking resemblance to young Louie and is a fantastic actor.

    Comment by Laurie — December 19, 2012 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

    • Hi Laurie,
      Thanks for commenting! Embarrassed to say …I do not know who Jake Gyllenhaal is, but I am going to look him up. Did you like the book?

      Comment by susanbright — December 19, 2012 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

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