Lucas Not Directing Red Tails

George Lucas is NOT directing “Red Tails” a Lucasfilm spokesperson told Variety’s Anne Thompson.

John Ridley is penning the script for the project which focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen and the racism the World War II airmen faced.

Lucas will serve as executive producer on the project which Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson are producing.

No-one else is attached at present, no distributors or financing is yet locked. Steven Spielberg is also NOT pursuing the project.