Story by: Jack Foley
RYAN Phillippe, star of films such as The Way of the Gun, Cruel
Intentions and the upcoming Crash,
is to join the cast of Clint Eastwood's World War Two epic, Flags
of our Fathers.
He will be joined by Jesse Bradstock, of Bring It On and Swimfan
fame, and Adam Beach, a Native American actor who has previously
appeared in the Nicolas Cage WWII action film, Windtalkers.
Flags of Our Fathers is being produced
by Steven Spielberg and directed by Eastwood and will begin shooting
The film is based on the book of the same name by James Bradley,
who discovered after his father's death, in 1994, that his father
had been one of the men who raised the American flag at the battle
The book has been adapted for the big screen by Paul Haggis,
who worked with Eastwood on his Ocar-winner, Million
Dollar Baby, and who wrote and directed Crash.
Eastwood to produce
two Iwo Jima movies
to respect war dead