The sequel “Unbroken: Path To Redemption” tells the inspiring and powerful tale of Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s post-World War II struggle to find peace and forgiveness after his brutal treatment as a Japanese prisoner of war.
“Unbroken” and “Unbroken: Path To Redemption” are based on Laura Hillenbrand’s masterpiece Unbroken, which spent more than four years on The New York Times best-seller list in hardcover, including 15 weeks at No. 1.
“Audiences have long wanted to see the ‘second part’ of Louie Zamperini’s story brought to life,” said Executive Producer Bill Reeves, President of The WTA Group. “How he found redemption, overcame deep personal struggles and ultimately forgave his captors makes for an inspiring, beautiful film.”
“Unbroken: Path To Redemption” stars Samuel Hunt (“Chicago P.D.”) as Zamperini; Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”) as his wife, Cynthia; and Will Graham as his own grandfather, evangelist Billy Graham. “Like my father and grandfather before me, I’m blessed to have been able to answer a call to evangelism,” Will Graham, Vice President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said. “But knowing how God used Billy Graham in Louie Zamperini’s life, I couldn’t pass the opportunity to portray him in this inspiring story.”
“The strength, courage and faith of Louis Zamperini is remarkable. His struggles, his shortcomings, and above all, his story of redemption weaves together many important lessons for all generations,” said Michael Scott, Pure Flix founding partner. “Pure Flix is honored to bring the true story of Zamperini’s life and legacy to theaters as we know it will inspire and transform audiences.”
Watch this clip of Louis “Louie” Zamperini on hearing Billy Graham preach for the first time: