Angelina Jolie’s latest movie, Unbroken, has been unveiled for the first time at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Unbroken presents the riveting true story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini (played by Jack O’Connell), an Olympic distance runner-turned-World War II airman who survived a deadly plane crash and 47 days lost at sea, only to become captured by the Japanese Navy and forced to live as a prisoner-of-war.
This first-glimpse at Jolie’s Unbroken, which she recently completed filming in Australia, was revealed by Universal Pictures during the XXII Olympic Winter Games on Sunday and features introductory comments from none other than the now-97-year-old hero himself.
“As a kid, I always had trouble. I was rotten,” he joked of his youth. “They started talking about what to do with me. The police chief said, ‘We’ve been chasing him all over town for years, I should just run him.'”
Zamperini’s brother helped him get involved with his high school track team, and his talent at the sport would later lead him to compete at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
“You learn perseverance at running,” Zamperini said of his career in the sport. “Right in the middle of almost giving up, you try again and again ’til you overcome.”
Check out the video below.