Matthew Sand has been attached to rewrite the historical action drama “Brothers in Arms,” based on the book about the only black U.S. tank unit to fight in the European theater during World War II.

Denzel Washington is attached to direct as well as produce alongside Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. David Chisholm and John Sayles wrote the last script attached to the project before Sand was brought on for a rewrite.

Based on the work by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton, the book tells the story of how the unit that spearheaded the Allied Forces’ drive eastward toward Germany during the Battle of the Bulge while battling prejudices and hardships along the way. The battalion was responsible for liberating up to 30 towns in Europe during the war.

The battalion helped liberate some 30 towns and villages and won the respect of their fellow soldiers.

Stay tuned to for more “Brothers In Arms” news.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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  1. My father was a member of the 761st Tank Battalion but in truth they were’nt the only Black tank unit to see action during World War II. The 784th Tank Battalion went into action December of 1944 and the 758th Tank Battalion was permanently attached to the 92nd Infantry Division and saw combat in Italy.

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