J.D. Dillard to Direct Korean War Epic ‘Devotion’ Starring Glen Powell

/Film | 10/13/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Fresh off his Sundance thriller Sweetheart, J.D. Dillard is switching gears to helm the Korean War epic Devotion. The biographical movie is set to star Glen Powell as an elite U.S. Navy fighter pilot who makes a heroic sacrifice during the Korean War.

Variety reports that J.D. Dillard will be helming Devotion for Black Label Media, the indie production company behind La La Land, Sicario, and 12 Strong. Leading the Devotion movie cast is Glen Powell, who will star in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.

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According to Variety, Devotion is “an aerial war epic that tells the harrowing true story of two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots, Tom Hudner and Jesse L. Brown, during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.”

Powell will star as Hudner, whose life was chronicled alongside Brown’s in Adam Makos’ book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice. Makos’ 2014 book will be the basis for the movie. Jake Crane...
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