I was about to just take the day off and simply catch up on "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights" on my DVR (which still seems like a magical device to me), when I came across theses images from Spike Lee's new war epic at the great Froggy film site Cinempire.com.
And maybe "Miracle at St. Anna" won't be the best movie of 2008, but with the way it's shaping shape it should indeed be the flick that brings Spike the awards season acclaim he's deserved since at least "Do the Right Thing."
In the photo above (which I think gets a little bigger if you click on it), I believe the four main stars are, from left, Omar Benson Miller, Michael Ealy, Derek Luke (hearty huzzah!) and Laz Alonso (please correct me if I'm somehow wrong about this.) Also in the ensemble cast of this flick, set for release in October, are Spike regular John Turturro, James Gandolfini and D.B. Sweeney, and possibly (according to the great Blackfilm.com, John Leguizamo and Joseph Gordon Levitt (huzzah again!).
The story, based on the novel "Buffalo Soldiers" by James McBride, is about four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. The only other thing I know for sure about this is that Mr. Luke only got the lead role after Wesley Sniples was forced to drop out, which I can only call a case of trading up. Peace out.