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The Tuskegee Airmen will get the Hollywood treatment thanks to famed director George Lucas.

Lucas put $58 million of his own money to help produce the film and plans to add an additional $35 million to help distribute it.

The film, Red Tails, is about WWII’s Tuskegee Airmen, an all-Black aerial combat unit that rose to excellence in the face of racism and segregation, successfully carrying out missions throughout Northern Africa and Europe and helping to win decisive victories for the Allied forces.

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