Mimi Leder is set to direct Remember Their Names, a film about a young merchant marine's tour of duty in WWII, serving alongside Woody Guthrie.
According to Variety, Leder's brother, Reuben Leder, wrote the script which is based on Jim Longhi's memoir "Woody, Cisco & Me."
Before Longhi became an attorney, politician and playwright, he enlisted in 1943 and crewed with Guthrie and folksinger Cisco Houston aboard Liberty ships.
Guthrie's tunes are a big part of the story, as the trio sung and played their way across the Atlantic and Mediterranean to Sicily and then Normandy.
Remember Their Names will be shot in New York and Sicily. No date has been set.