Matthew Bair Interview – Producer of Unbroken: Path To Redemption

Matthew Baer is the producer of UNBROKEN, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, for Universal Pictures. Angelina Jolie directed from a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen, William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese. UNBROKEN earned $163 million worldwide. Baer also produced the character thriller MAGGIE; the indie film, THE BACHELORS, starring J.K. Simmons and Julie Delpy; CITY BY THE SEA with Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand and James Franco; VIEW FROM THE TOP with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Myers; JACK FROST with Michael Keaton; and THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS. He is also a producer on the 2018 Tony® winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where the hit movie UNBROKEN concludes, sharing the next amazing chapter of the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

Haunted by nightmares of his torment, Louie sees himself as anything but a hero. Then, he meets Cynthia, a young woman who captures his eye—and his heart. 

Louie’s wrathful quest for revenge drives him deeper into despair, putting the couple on the brink of divorce. Until Cynthia experiences Billy Graham’s 1949 Los Angeles Crusade, where she finds faith in God and a renewed commitment to her marriage and her husband. Now, her most fervent prayer is for God to help Louie find the peace and forgiveness he so desperately needs. 

In theaters September 14, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION brings to life the rest of this powerful real-life story of forgiveness, redemption and amazing grace.

Production began on UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION on September 5, 2017, at Universal Studios and wrapped on September 29, 2017, after 20 days of filming. Locations included Oxnard Beach, Verdugo High School and Cal Poly Pomona campus, where buildings resembling California in the 1940s were utilized.

UNBROKEN captured the hearts of moviegoers worldwide and garnered several Oscar® nominations,” Producer Mike Elliott says. “The bar was set high for UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION.

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