Netflix has released behind-the-scene images from Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, Six Triple Eight, which stars Kerry Washington, Oprah and more.
The movie, which is currently filming, tells the story of the only all-black, all-female World War II Battalion – one that has been kept out of history books, and ignored by the national spotlight, until now.
Here's an official description:
Six Triple Eight tells the inspiring true story of the incredible and brave women of the only all-black, all-female World War 2 Battalion. These 855 women joined the war effort with little knowledge of what exactly they would be doing, but were quickly given the mission of a lifetime: sort through and fix the three-year backlog of undelivered mail. A herculean task, that most thought to be impossible, the women not only succeeded but did it in half the time they were given. Facing discrimination, unfamiliar land, and a war-torn country, they persevered and sorted over 17 million pieces of mail, reconnecting American soldiers with their families and loved ones back home. The motto that kept them going each day was one they created themselves: “No Mail, Low Morale.” The women of the 6888 weren’t just delivering mail, they were delivering hope.
The film stars:
Kerry Washington, Ebony Obsidian, Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Shanice Shantay, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga, Jay Reeves, Jeanté Godlock, Moriah Brown, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Gregg Sulkin, Dean Norris, Scott Daniel Johnson, Sam Waterston, Susan Sarandon, and Oprah Winfrey.
Six Triple Eight is written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry. The film is also produced by Nicole Avant for Her Excellency Productions; Keri Selig for Intuition Productions; Carlota Espinosa; Angi Bones and Tony Strickland for Tyler Perry Studios
Peter Guber for Mandalay Pictures and Kerry Washington serve as executive producers.