Finn Wittrock who played Damon Miller, Tad’s son via Hillary on All My Children is set to star in a Angelica Jolie’s next film feature titled, Unbroken!
According to TheWrap.com, “Universal Pictures is backing the adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book about the incredible true story of American track star Louis Zamperini. Jack O’Connell will play Zamperini, who survived a plane crash and a harrowing oceanic ordeal only to become a POW who was tortured in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Actors Domhnall Gleeson and Wittrock, will play Phil and Mac, both of whom are stranded at sea with Louie on a life raft for 28 days when their plane is gunned down.
Jolie is producing with Matthew Baer, Erwin Stoff and Clayton Townsend, while Mick Garris will executive produce. Joel and Ethan Coen did the latest pass on the script, earlier drafts of which were written by William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese. Production starts this fall, as the Zamperini tale runs into theaters on Christmas Day 2014!”
Wittrock has been quite busy since leaving All My Children! He recently wrapped Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut Winter’s Tale. Finn will soon be seen in Ryan Murphy’s HBO movie The Normal Heart and Showtime’s Masters of Sex.
When Finn was on All My Children, did you feel it was only a matter of time before he became a breakout star in motion pictures? Comment below!