We had previously reported that American writer, filmmaker and comedian Tyler Perry will be helming period drama Six Triple Eight for Netflix, which will be set against the backdrop of World War 2. The platform has now announced the cast of the film. Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and Ebony Obsidian will star in the film.
Tyler will write, direct and produce the feature film.
Kerry Washington and Ebony Obsidian will star in Tyler Perry’s Six Triple Eight, a feature film that will shine a much-needed spotlight on the true story of the 855 brave women in the only all-black, all-female World War 2 Battalion. pic.twitter.com/RdHpu8oxF7
— Netflix (@netflix) January 11, 2023
Other cast members include Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Shanice Shantay, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga, Jay Reeves, Jeanté Godlock, Moriah Brown, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Gregg Sulkin, with Dean Norris, Sam Waterston, and Susan Sarandon.
Six Triple Eight will revolve around the 6888th battalion which was the only all-black, all-female battalion during the WW2 effort. The film will be based on an article by Kevin M Hymel, which was published in the WW2 History Magazine by Sovereign Media.
The film will be backed by Tyler Perry, Nicole Avant under Her Excellency Productions, Keri Selig for Intuition Productions, Carlota Espinosa, Angi Bones and Tony Strickland for Tyler Perry Studios banner. It will be executive produced by Peter Guber.
It is to be noted that Six Triple Eight will be Tyler’s fourth film for Netflix after A Fall From Grace, A Madea Homecoming, and A Jazzman’s Blues.