According to The Hollywood Reporter, it appears that Matthew Sand has been picked to rewrite Brothers in Arms for Alcon Entertainment.

The film covers the only black U.S. tank unit to ever fight in Europe during World War II.

Denzel Washington will be directing as well as producing this project. Aiding him will be Alcon's co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

The film is based on a nonfiction book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton. It tells the story of the racial inequalities that the unit had to endure. It also covers how they proved themselves on the battlefield by leading the Allied Forces' move eastward toward Germany amidst the Battle of the Bulge.

Originally, screenwriters David Chisholm and John Sayles worked on the project.

Evan Jacobs