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Red Tails

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Release Date: January 20, 2012 (North America)

Genres: Action, Drama, Historical          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: 20th Century Fox   Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

Who's In It: Bryan Cranston (Major William Mortamus), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Major Emanuelle Stance), Terrence Howard (Colonel A.J. Bullard),

Who's Making It: Anthony Hemingway (Director), John Ridley (Screenwriter), George Lucas (Story), Rick McCallum (Producer), George Lucas (Executive Producer)

Premise: The story of the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black aircraft fighter squadron and their battles in the European front during World War 2.... More »

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A second trailer for Red Tails was released today on MTV's website, and which we've embedded below.


 

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

After many months of wondering where this project stood, now we have a trailer and a release date for Red Tails:

 

 

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Lucasfilm has finally pulled the trigger and announced that filming on Red Tails will begin shortly. The long gestating project was originally conceived of by Star Wars creator George Lucas and centers on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen and how they overcame racism and prejudice to become a recognized elite fighter squadron in World War II.

The cast is topped by Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), Terrence Howard (Iron Man), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees), David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland), Tristan Wilds (The Wire), Cliff "Method Man" Smith (The Wire), Kevin Phillips (Pride), Rick Otto (The Wire), Lee Tergesen (Oz), Andre Roya (Heroes), Ne-Yo (Stomp the Yard), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Marcus T. Paulk (Take the Lead), Leslie Odom Jr. (Grey's Anatomy) and Michael B. Jordan (The Wire). George Lucas is the film's executive producer, John Ridley (Three Kings) wrote the screenplay, Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson are the film's producers and Anthony Hemingway is the director.

"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 commented in a press release. "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."

"I'm thrilled to have such a fantastic cast of actors and such a talented director to work with," added producer Rick McCallum. "The story of the Tuskegee Airmen represents a milestone in American history, and we're all proud to be paying tribute to their heroic efforts. That cultural significance is not lost on anyone in this great young cast."

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Friday, March 20, 2009

The first cast member in Red Tails has finally been hired, a sign that this long gestating George Lucas produced historical action picture is finally going to really happen. Employee #1 is Tristan Wilds, current 90210 cast member.

Wilds will play Ray "Ray Gun" Knight, wingman to another character named Marty. Ray nearly loses his sight when he's attacked in the skies over Nazi-occupied Italy.

Lucas has been wanting to make Red Tails, a film about the famed World War II escort piloting group comprised of all-black pilots, for a decade. After hiring director Anthony Hemingway last year, news about Red Tails fell back to zero until today's Hollywood Reporter story hit.

Lucas will play an executive producer role in the production, leaving the heavy producing lifting to Rick McCallum, his Phantom Menace/Attack of the Clones/Revenge of the Sith biz partner.

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omicron

I loved this movie, back when it was called The Tuskeegee Airmen...

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