In honor of Black Historical past Month, Netflix has dropped the primary take a look at Tyler Perry‘s upcoming biographical drama titled Six Triple Eight, which chronicles the inspiring story of a bunch of unsung heroes.
It options Kerry Washington as Main Charity Adams who was the commanding officer of the 6888th Central Postal Listing Battalion, the one Girls’s Military Corp unit of shade to be stationed abroad throughout World Conflict II. In 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to the courageous girls of the 6888th Battalion. The movie will likely be out there for streaming later this yr.
Try the primary Six Triple Eight footage beneath (watch extra trailers):
Who’s concerned in Six Triple Eight?
Six Triple Eight is written and directed by Tyler Perry, primarily based on Kevin M. Hymel’s 2019 article revealed in WWII Historical past Journal. Washington will likely be joined by an ensemble forged that features Oprah Winfrey, Susan Sarandon, Sam Waterston, Ebony Obsidian, Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Shanice Shantay, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga, Moriah Brown, Jeanté Godlock, Jay Reeves, Jeffery Johnson, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Donna Biscoe, Gregg Sulkin, Scott Daniel Johnson, and Dean Norris.
“The movie tells the inspiring true story of the unbelievable and courageous girls of the one all-black, all-female World Conflict II Battalion,” reads the synopsis. “These 855 girls joined the battle effort with little information of what precisely they’d be doing, however have been shortly given the mission of a lifetime: type by and repair the three-year backlog of undelivered mail. A herculean process, that the majority considered unimaginable, the ladies not solely succeeded however did it in half the time they got. Going through discrimination, unfamiliar land, and a war-torn nation, they persevered and sorted over 17 million items of mail, reconnecting American troopers with their households and family members again house. The motto that stored them going every day was one they created themselves: ‘No Mail, Low Morale.’ The ladies of the 6888 weren’t simply delivering mail, they have been delivering hope.”