Method Man signs on for George Lucas' new film Red Tails
George Lucas' 'Red Tails' Movie is Finally Cast and Ready to Move Forward
Apr 6 2009
Lucasfilm announced they've signed up the cast for George Lucas' long-awaited passion project, Red Tails, to be directed by Anthony Hemingway. Red Tails is a fictional tale inspired by the inspirational true story of America's first all black aerial combat unit. Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Cliff Smith (aka Method Man), kein Phillips, Rick Otto, Lee Tergesen, Andre Royo, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T Paulk, Leslie Odom Jr, Michael B Jordan, Jazmine Sullivan, Edwina Finley, Daniela Ruah, and Stacie Davis have all committed to roles in Red Tails.
John Ridley wrote the script based on a story by George Lucas. And in a press release announcing the casting of Red Tails Lucas said, "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. 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."
Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson are producing the film. Principal photography will begin soon in Europe.
Red Tails Official Synopsis:
1944. World War II rages and the fate of the free world hangs in the balance. Meanwhile the black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars at once – one against enemies overseas, and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices have long held ace airman Martin "Easy" Julian (Nate Parker) and his black pilots back at base - leaving them with little to do but further hone their flying skills - while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies with ease but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Until now.
As the war in Europe continues to take its dire toll on Allied forces, Pentagon brass has no recourse but to reconsider these under-utilized pilots for combat duty. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard) awards them the ultimate chance to prove their mettle high above. Undaunted by the prospect of providing safe escort to bombers in broad daylight - a mission so dangerous that the RAF has refused it and the white fighter groups have sustained substantial losses - Easy's pilots at last join the fiery aerial fray. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies in a heroic endeavor to combat the enemy – and the discrimination that has kept them down for so long.
Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.
method mans charachter in this film is named Sticks
I noticed Andre Royo (Bubbles from The Wire) is on it too, sounds like a good cast. Hopefully the movie is good too.
props to george lucas for even making a film like this
Cuba is in it? Does that mean its going direct to video?
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