Gerald McRaney has boarded the cast of Lucasfilm's Red Tails, the Anthony Hemingway-directed action drama about the Tuskegee Airmen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, McRaney will play General Luntz, the officer who assigns the Red Tails as bomber escorts during missions over Nazi held territory.

The film, starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr., was written by John Ridley from a story by George Lucas and is being produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson with Lucas as exec producer.

Production is set to shoot in Europe.