Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. Join Lucas' Red Tails
by Alex Billington
April 6, 2009
The LucasFilm production of Red Tails, a fictional story inspired by the historic and heroic exploits of America's first all black aerial combat unit in WWII, has completed casting and will soon begin principal photography in Europe. Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston have joined the cast. In addition to those three, the ensemble cast also includes Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Lee Tergesen, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Andre Royo and Jesse Williams. Red Tails is being directed by Anthony Hemingway, as announced last year, and written by John Ridley (Undercover Brother).
"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." If Flyboys was a glimpse at what dogfighting could look like on the big screen, then I'll say I definitely can't wait for this, even if Lucas is behind it. Thankfully, he's not directing, writing, or even really producing (just exec producing). Despite the Iron Man incident, I still like Terrence Howard. And as for Cuba Gooding Jr., we haven't seen him much recently, so it'll be great to have him back.