A lot goes into making a World War II epic like “Red Tails.” You can just ask one of its stars Tristan Wilds. In this exclusive look behind the scenes, Wilds guides us through the making of George Lucas’ pet project.
For over twenty year, Lucas attempted to bring the amazing story of the courageous Tuskegee Airmen to the big screen. Having finally succeeded in moving ahead with the project as producer, all there was left to do was film the thing.
In the video, Wilds shares his experiences portraying Ray “Ray Gun” Gannon, a member of the all-black group of fighter pilots. For the film, Wilds pretended to fly a plane and sustain some serious-looking injuries, but what he couldn’t fake, a partial parachute jump, took a little more effort.
The cast of “Red Tails” also features Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Kevin Phillips, Nate Parker, Daniela Ruah and Michael B. Jordan. The movie hits theaters on January 20, 2012.
Be sure to watch the entire look behind the scenes of “Red Trails” with Tristan Wilds above.
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