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George Lucas’ ‘Red Tails’ adds trio

Howard, Gooding, Cranston cast in WWII film

Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston have joined the cast of George Lucas’ “Red Tails,” the WWII action-adventure about the Tuskegee Airmen.

Thesps join a cast that includes Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Lee Tergesen, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Andre Royo and Jesse Williams.

Anthony Hemingway directs and Lucas is exec producing and financing through his Lucasfilm production company, with Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson producing. Lensing begins soon in Europe.

John Ridley wrote the script, which revolves around the young pilots who overcame institutional racism in the military to form the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. military history. Their planes featured the red-painted tails that give the film its title.

“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.”

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