Phillip Noyce to direct WWII thriller The Devil’s Brigade
Foresight Unlimited has announced that Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Giver, The Bone Collector) has been tapped to direct The Devil’s Brigade. Moshe Diamant will produce the World War II action-thriller, and Foresight Unlimited will handle international sales. Principal photography is set to begin at the end of this year in France, with casting currently underway.
The Devil’s Brigade tells the true story of how Davie Berman, the only Jewish member of the Luciano mob, is requested by the U.S. military to help turn the tide of events against the Germans in Italy. In organizing a team of Sicilian Cosa Nostra to work with the Americans, he almost single-handedly drives the Germans out of the southern region of Italy, and returns to America as a decorated hero.
Australian-born Noyce is known for his work across various action-dramas, most notably he directed Academy Award-nominated Salt starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber for Columbia Pictures. His previous work also includes the box-office smash hits Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games, Collector also starring Jolie and Denzel Washington for Universal Pictures, and the critically-acclaimed Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Quiet American.
Noyce is currently in production on TV drama series Reside, starring Emily VanCamp and Matt Czurchry. He most recently completed crime-thriller Above Suspicion for Bold Films starring Emilia Clarke, Thora Birch and Jack Huston.
Noyce is represented by WME, Cameron Creswell Agency, and Fireman Entertainment.
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