First Look: Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna
Despite he's quite controversial, I'm fond of Spike Lee as a filmmaker. Inside Man, his most recent film, was a great movie and part of that was due to Spike Lee's extraordinary abilities. One of this year's upcoming WWII films is Miracle at St. Anna, directed by Spike Lee. Set in 1944 in Italy, the film follows the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. The film could turn out to truly be something to behold, but without any trailers or marketing yet, there's nothing to speculate off of. However, we just stumbled across the very first photo from the film.
Miracle at St. Anna stars Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo, and Joseph Gordon Levitt. The photo comes courtesy of blackfilm.com. There's not much to take away from this photo, except seeing Derek Luke I'm reminded of how talented of an actor he is, just look at Catch a Fire or Friday Night Lights.
"Miracle at St. Anna" chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy.
Directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay written by James McBride, the author of the acclaimed novel of the same name, the film explores a deeply inspiring, powerful story drawn from true history, that transcends national boundaries, race, and class to touch the goodness within us all.
The film currently doesn't have a release date yet, but is expected to arrive in theaters sometime in the Fall of 2008.