Now we have our first glimpse at “Six Triple Eight,” The World War II film directed and written by Tyler Perry. The period piece — which was first announced in December 2022 — stars Kerry Washington It will recount the real story of the UK’s World War II-era all-Black, all female battalion. Please read. NetflixThis article was written and edited by Kevin M. Hymel. WWII History magazine.

“To honor the long ignored worth of the 6888 has been the greatest privilege of my career thus far,” Perry wrote this in Feb. 16, Instagram post A photo of the cast was included, as well as a statement highlighting the fact the women’s history isn’t very well known for its importance. In recent years it has gained some renewed attention, though. President Joe Biden gave the women the Congressional Gold Medal, on March 14, 2022.

Washington shared also an Instagram Post of her in costume explaining how she connected to the film. “God as my witness, last year I posted a #BlackHERstory picture of me dressed as Lena Derricott — a young woman who served in the 6888 battalion, the only all Black all female battalion to serve overseas in WWII,” She explained the caption by citing “a”. previous post From May 2022. “At the time, unbeknownst to me, sitting in my email inbox was some information Tyler Perry had sent me about a movie he was hoping to make about these phenomenal women!”

While the film has yet to be released, keep reading to find out everything we know.