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Film Dept. up in ‘Arms’

Langenegger to direct 'Brothers'

The Film Dept. has acquired Noah Lukeman’s screenplay “Brothers in Arms” and tapped “The Tourist” helmer Marcel Langenegger to direct it.

Based on a true story, actioner is set at the end of WWII, when Gen. George S. Patton ordered up a top-secret mission to rescue his son-in-law from a POW camp 60 miles behind German lines. The brass said 3,000 men were needed for the job; Patton allotted 294 and a leader who wouldn’t quit, a 24-year-old captain named Abe Baum.

Shooting is slated to begin March 31 in the Czech Republic.

Mark Gill and Robert Katz are producing; Neil Sacker and Jason Hall will exec produce.

Script, based on the book “Raid! The Untold Story of Patton’s Secret Mission” by Richard Baron, Baum and Richard Goldhurst, is Lukeman’s first. He is a New York-based literary agent and author whose family has a long history in the U.S. armed services.

Langenegger’s debut film, “The Tourist,” starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams, will be released in April by Fox.

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