Mimi Leder says Remember Their Names

Deep Impact’s director tackles Marine pic

You might think that, given the sheer number of movies made about World War Two, there’d be nothing left to cover.

But Mimi Leder (and her brother Reuben, who has written the script) disagrees: she’s agreed to direct Remember Their Names, the tale of a young merchant marine who served in the conflict alongside Woody Guthrie. The musician’s tunes will be a big part of the movie, we’re told.

Variety has just gotten its orders .

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