TWO months after film crews transformed our suburban streets into Hollywood sets and Angelina Jolie won the hearts of locals, the first glimpse of the film Unbroken has been revealed.
Having just finished filming in Australia, Universal Pictures released a special “Olympics preview” via YouTube on Monday to coincide with the hype surrounding the Winter Olympic Games.
The film tells the story of Italian-American runner Louis Zamperini’s journey to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and touches on his terrifying experiences as a prisoner of war in World War II.
Included in the preview is a first look at a chase scene in a lane-way at Werris Creek and footage of a young Zamperini on a training run down Tamworth’s King George V Avenue.
The film is slated for release in Australia on Christmas Day.
Jolie was first acquainted with the North West in September last year when she flew in to Werris Creek to scope out possible locations for the film.
“It’s wonderful,” she told The Leader when asked for her initial thoughts of the town.
And it wasn’t long until she returned on October 1 for a second look.
Filming began in the town in early December with some lucky locals handpicked as extras before Jolie and her crew set their sights on King George V Avenue where Zamperini’s running scene was filmed.
To check out the preview to Unbroken, you can visit www.northerndailyleader.com.au