The Bielski Brothers: According to Variety, in their first team-up since the Jack Ryan films Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, director Phillip Noyce and producer Mace Neufeld have made a deal with Warner Independent Pictures and Cherry Road Films on The Bielski Brothers.

The story concerns three Jewish brothers who heroically hid 1,250 Jews from the Nazis in a forest outside Belarus during WWII.

Kathleen McLaughlin is writing the script, and Noyce will direct and produce with Neufeld and Cherry Road's Jonas Goodman.

The project is based on a bestseller by Peter Duffy, who confirmed what was thought to be merely legend by tracking down the two surviving brothers who spearheaded the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during WWII.

Brian B.