The story follows Davie Berman, the only Jewish member of the Luciano mob, helped the U.S. military turn the tide of events against the Germans in Italy.
Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Giver, The Bone Collector) will direct World War II action-thriller The Devil’s Brigade.
The film tells the true story of how Davie Berman, the only Jewish member of the Luciano mob, 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.
Moshe Diamant will produce the film 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.
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 Colombia Pictures. He 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.
He is represented by WME, Cameron Creswell Agency, and Fireman Entertainment.
Foresight Unlimited is currently in production on Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure, starrubg Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Peter Fonda, and Amy Madigan.
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