Watanabe To Helm WW2 Drama “442nd”?

Oscar-nominated actor Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Batman Begins”) is rumoured to be in early talks to make his directorial debut reports Pajiba.

Entitled “442nd”, the independently produced period drama is based on the true story of an American-Japanese military unit assembled during World War II and sent on virtual suicide missions in the European theatre.

The unit was so successful in the fight against the Nazis they became the most decorated unit in American military history. Bill Gerber (“Gran Torino”) is producing alongside management company Roar which represents Watanabe.