Hear Will Graham Talk About Depicting His Grandfather in New ‘Unbroken’ Film

By   •   September 11, 2018

Will Graham plays the role of Billy Graham in the movie . This sequel to Unbroken tells about Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini's path to finding forgiveness, redemption and amazing grace. The movie was released in theaters on Friday, September 14.

Even though the man he called “granddaddy” is in heaven now, Will Graham is still learning from him. The younger Graham portrays Billy Graham in , released in movie theaters on September 14. This film is the sequel to Unbroken, which came out in 2014.

Billy Graham’s message of dramatically changed Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini’s life. After surviving a plane crash and 47 days afloat in the ocean, along with brutal treatment as a prisoner of war, Zamperini suffered from PTSD and nightmares. The veteran received salvation and forgiveness at Billy Graham’s 1949 Los Angeles Crusade.

In this short audio clip, Will Graham shares two things he learned about his grandfather while preparing for his role—and how it’s impacted his preaching.

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  1. Laurie Staggs says:

    Dear Franklin Graham,
    Thank you so much for the note you sent to us for volunteering at the Portland stop on the Pacific Northwest Decision America Tour. I know this is a hard place for the presentation of the Gospel, and I was so grateful for your plan to come here. I was amazed at the number of people who attended and the 460 who made decisions to follow Christ! Though that may be a low number in other places, I was so thankful. Again, thank you for the opportunity and for coming to Oregon. We continue to pray for Oregon, the entire U.S., and you every day.

  2. Joyce Paul says:

    God bless brother Will Graham abundantly! Amen.

  3. Denise Rucker-Henry says:

    Today I gave a 41-year-old Christian mom a referral to this movie, featuring the redemption of Louie Zamperini through Billy Graham’s 1939 Crusade. This woman even graduated Christian college but confessed that she didn’t know how Billy Graham touched so many lives—she was just told his name and a snapshot bio. I have promised to help her and a few guests go see this new movie featuring Christ’s work in Mr. Zamperini using Billy Graham’s ministry. What a great opportunity for Christians to move in the spirit of the Holy Ghost and in the name of Jesus. The true message is being unbroken—God cannot heal you until you are broken!