Spike Lee to produce film on WWII book

February 3rd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Spike Lee has grabbed rights to produce Brendan Koerner’’s book “Now the Hell Will Start” which based on World War II.

Lee will produce the manhunt tale under his company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, reports the Variety.

The movie will be a non-fiction thriller, subtitled “One Soldier’’s Flight From the Greatest Manhunt of World War II.

The film traces the story of an African-American soldier who murdered his lieutenant and then fled into the Burmese jungle.

In the book, the soldier’’s story is used to explore how the U.S. military considered African-Americans unfit for combat and shipped thousands to India in 1944 to build the Ledo Road, a 500-mile project that extended through mountains into China. (ANI)

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