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10/08/2014 03:32 pm ET

Jai Courtney Praises Angelina Jolie, Fans Oscar Flames For 'Unbroken'

Though the movie doesn't come out until Christmas, Angelina Jolie's upcoming film "Unbroken" is already garnering plenty of Oscar hype. One of the film's stars, Jai Courtney, stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday and did nothing to quash the buzz.

Courtney said Jolie was a "fantastic" director for the film, which is based on the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic track star taken captive by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

"By the time I sort of bagged a role in it, I'd been in for several different ones. It was literally one of those cases where it was like, 'I don't care what I play, I just want to be a part of this movie,'" Courtney told host Ricky Camilleri.

Courtney, of "Divergent" fame, will star alongside Jack O'Connoll, Domnhall Gleeson and Garrett Hedlund in the film.

Watch the rest of the clip above, and catch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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