Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in The World War II Film THE LOST AIRMEN
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in and produce a new World War II adventure film that is based on a true story. The film is called The Lost Airman and it's an adaptation of the book written by Seth Meyerowitz called The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape From Nazi-Occupied France. Here's the description of the story:
Based on recently declassified materials, the book tells the incredible true story of Arthur Meyerowitz, an American turret-gunner whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943. While hiding in the French countryside, Meyerowitz befriended Marcel Talliander, the founder of the legendary French resistance group Morhange, who helped shelter the man from the Gestapo through his secret network. After six months of barely evading capture, Meyerowitz escaped through a carefully orchestrated plan that also involved R.F.W. Cleaver, one of the most accomplished British fighter pilots of the war.
I'm a big history buff and I love these kinds of stories. This new WWII project sounds like it will make a great film and it seems like a perfect movie for Gyllenhaal to be a part of. The guy is a talented actor and for the most part, I enjoy the films that he makes.
Gyllenhaal will be producing alongside John Lesher, who won an Oscar for the work he did on Michael Keaton's Birdman.
Gyllenhaal will next be seen in director Bong Joon-ho’s much-buzzed-about fantasy/adventure movie Okja, which comes out on Netflix on June 28th. He also recently starred in the Boston marathon drama Stronger which is currently in post-production.