Domhnall Gleeson working on Angelina Jolie flick ahead of “Star Wars” release

December 7, 2014 1:18 PM

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Expect to hear plenty about the Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson in the coming weeks and months as his star continues to rise. The son of the acclaimed Brendan has a co-starring role in Unbroken, Angelina Jolie’s movie based on the best-selling biography of the same name, and he’s also been cast in the upcoming Star Wars film.

Unbroken drops on Christmas Day, just in time for Oscar consideration. Gleeson was cast as Phil, who spent 47 days in a life raft with the book’s amazing subject, Louis Zamperini, the Olympian who went on to survive a plane crash and being a POW in a Japanese prison camp during World War II.

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