Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in and produce the WW2 adventure tale “The Lost Airman” for Amazon Studios.
Based on Seth Meyerowitz’s novel which utilises recently declassified materials, the true story tale follows American turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943.
Hiding in the French countryside, Meyerowitz befriended French resistance group Morhange’s founder Marcel Talliander who helped shelter the man from the Gestapo through his secret network.
After six months of barely evading capture, Meyerowitz escaped through a carefully orchestrated plan that also involved famed British fighter pilot R.F.W. Cleaver.
John Lesher and Riva Marker will also produce.