Every day, plenty of books get passed around Hollywood and deals are made to turn them into movies, or in the case of Mark Harris‘ “Five Came Back,” documentaries. But few of them command the incredible talent assembled for the adaptation of Harris’ “Five Came Back.”
Featuring narration by Meryl Streep, and interviews and commentary from Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan, the series tells the story of filmmakers John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens, whose work producing WWII documentaries brought the realities of the war home to everyday Americans. It’s a great slice of film history that looks like it’s getting some terrific treatment.
The three-part series hits Netflix on March 31st.