Par flies to ‘Witches’

Book has been in development for 7 years

HOLLYWOOD — Paramount Pictures has purchased film rights to “Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russian Women Pilots in World War II,” by British author Bruce Myles.

Project will be produced by Jerry Li and Jerry Katell of Jerry Rigged Prods. and by actress-producer P.J. Soles; they have been developing the project for seven years.

Book, published by Academy Chicago Publishers in 1997, focuses on the bombing of German forces at night by women pilots in antiquated, open-cockpit planes. German soldiers dubbed the pilots “night witches.”

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