The cast includes Garrett Hedlund (On the Road) and John Magaro (we'll see more of him in Carol, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel) as fellow POWs. Alex Russell is Zamperini's brother, Pete, and a Japanese actor Miyavi making his English-language feature debut, as the brutal camp guard known only as "The Bird."
Louis Zamperini, shown above training for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, passed away on July 2 at the age of 97. Let's watch the trailer; the film looks incredible, powerful and very moving. Kudos to the book and now the film, for shining a spotlight on a real American hero.