Entertainment One Lands TV Rights to Book About Jews Who Fled, Then Fought Hitler

David Ayer to direct

Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to the book “Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler,” for a project to be directed by “Suicide Squad” and “Bright” filmmaker David Ayer.

“Sons and Soldiers” (written by Bruce Henderson and published in 2017 by William Morrow) tells, “the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory.”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” writer Eric Tuchman will pen the script. Ayer will produce along with Chris Long under their Cedar Park Entertainment banner in association with Storyby Entertainment, studios which eOne recently struck first-look deals with. both Cedar Park and Storyby Entertainment. eOne will be the studio and distribute the project worldwide.

Tuchman is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, Rain Management Group and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

Cedar Park and Ayer are represented by CAA. CAA also represented Storyby Entertainment in the deal.