The latest epic from producer George Lucas has just been cast giving it the green light to start filming later in the year
The movie is a world war II action adventure. Red Tails film is a fictional tale inspired by the true story of America’s first all black aerial combat unit.
The film’s title comes for the distinctive red painted tails on their planes.
“I’ve been wanting to do ‘Red Tails’ for 20 years, and we’ve finally got the means to showcase the skill of the Tuskegee pilots,” Lucas said. “We’re working on techniques which will give us the first true look at the aerial dogfighting of the era. And our top-notch cast will really make this story special”.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
George Lucas is executive producing and developed the original story. The Screenwriter is John Ridley (of U Turn, Three Kings, and Undercover Brother).
The Red Tails film, will be directed by Anthony Hemmingway. His credits included The Wire, Battlestar Galactica and C.S.I New York.
Before becoming a director he worked as a assistant director.
His directing début came in 2006 on the seventh episode of the fourth season Unto Others which led to him directing other episodes and eventually into main stream cinema.
The leading star is Cuba Gooding Jr, who also stared in the 1995 film Tuskegee Airmen with Laurence Fishbone about the same group of black fighter pilots
The cast also includes Terrence Howard the actor singer and rapper who had his film break in Mister Holland’s opus. starring along side Richard Dreyfuss and the iconic Olympia Dukakis
Bryan Cranston who is best known for his role in the T.V. smash hit Malcolm in the Middle.
A side note whilst at college for a part-time job Bryan became a ordained minister .
Other actors include Nate Parker who played Henry Lowe in Great Debaters directed be Danzel Washington also signed up are David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Aml Ameen, Cliff Smith (aka Method Man).