Untitled World War II project: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Freeman and screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard are teaming for an untitled World War II project for DreamWorks about the 761st Tank Battalion. Freeman's Revelations Entertainment will produce, with Freeman taking an executive producer role, while Howard pens the screenplay.
The 761st Tank Battalion was the first black armored unit to enter combat during World War II. The unit, also known as the Black Panthers, arrived in November 1944 to help Gen. George Patton in France and spent the rest of the war on the front. They were also instrumental in the Battle of the Bulge.
The unit received a Presidential Unit Citation in 1978, 33 years after the end of the war.