‘UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION’
NEW THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE–SEPT 14
WHAT: UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION has moved up its theatrical release date to Sept. 14, 2018. The film follows the second half of Laura Hillenbrand’s New York Times best-selling book,Unbroken. It tells the inspiring and powerful Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s post-World War II story and his struggle to find peace and forgiveness after his ruthless treatment as a Japanese prisoner of war.
WHEN: In theaters nationwide Sept. 14, 2018
SYNOPSIS: When the war ended, his battle began. Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where the film UNBROKEN ends, bringing to life the rest of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini’s powerful real-life story of forgiveness, redemption and amazing grace.
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, STAND-ALONE FILM IS THE REST OF THE STORY
From the New York Times best-seller came the 2014 international-hit film UNBROKEN, fascinating viewers with Louie Zamperini’s extraordinary story of endurance through a troubled childhood to the 1936 Olympics, followed by his enrollment in the Army where he was shot down in the Pacific, survived for weeks at sea, and was then severely brutalized as a Japanese prisoner of war. Still, many longed for the rest of the UNBROKEN story, where Zamperini the war hero, broken by PTSD, found faith at a Billy Graham Crusade and eventually forgave his World War II tormentors.
WHO’S THAT PLAYING BILLY GRAHAM?
The “actor” playing Billy Graham in UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is Will Graham—Billy Graham’s grandson. Taking a short break from work with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Will gracefully stepped into the role of his grandfather during the famous L.A. Crusade, a pivotal period in Billy Graham’s trajectory and in Louie Zamperini’s life.
RESOUNDING SUPPORT FROM ‘UNBROKEN’ AUTHOR LAURA HILLENBRAND
Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken spent more than four years on The New York Times best-seller list in hardcover, 15 weeks at No.1. The paperback debuted at No.1 and stayed there 20-plus weeks. The young reader edition also was a Times best-seller.
“Exploring the extraordinary post-war journey of Olympian and WWII POW Louis Zamperini, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is a lyrical, profoundly moving film, a story told with integrity, honesty and compelling beauty,” Hillenbrand said.
PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION: Universal 1440 Entertainment, The WTA Group, Pure Flix
Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D.) – Louis “Louie” Zamperini
Merritt Patterson (The Royals) – Cynthia Zamperini
Bobby Campo (THE FINAL DESTINATION) – Pete Zamperini
Vanessa Bell Calloway (WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT) – Lila Burkholder
David Sakurai (Iron Fist) – Watanabe / ‘The Bird’
Gary Cole (TALLADEGA NIGHTS. THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY) – Dr. George Bailey
Will Graham as his grandfather Billy Graham
About The WTA Group
The WTA Group is a leader in faith-based film marketing and financing, home entertainment representation and consumer product licensing. Founded in 2009, WTA has led the faith audience marketing campaigns for talented filmmaking clients including Stephen and Alex Kendrick (WAR ROOM and No. 1 New York Times best-seller The Love Dare), Sony/AFFIRM Films (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), Pure Flix Entertainment (GOD’S NOT DEAD), Compass Cinema (IS GENESIS HISTORY?) and The Christian Broadcasting Network (IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM). The company’s author and writer roster includes Charlie Daniels (Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Grand Ole Opry Member), Dr. Michael L. Brown (radio host and best-selling author) and Randy Alcorn (New York Times best-selling author). For more information, visit www.thewtagroup.com
About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Universal 1440 Entertainment is an entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com). UPHE is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Pure Flix
Founded in 2005, and led by partners Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Elizabeth Travis and Alysoun Wolfe, Pure Flix is the leading independent faith and family studio in the world. Its recent releases include: The Case for Christ, God’s Not Dead, God’s Not Dead 2, Do You Believe?, Woodlawn, A Question of Faith, and Same Kind of Different as Me.
With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed over 100 faith and family-friendly films. Aligned with their vision to influence the global culture for Christ through media, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. The studio’s official website is Pureflixstudio.com. The company also features a leading streaming video on demand service, with thousands of movies, originals, TV shows and more emphasizing faith, family and fun. For more information, go to Pureflix.com.