Off the success of Hidden Figures, Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to The Women with Silver Wings, a non-fiction account of female pilots in World War II by Katherine Sharp Landdeck. Hamilton director Thomas Kail has been tapped to helm the project, the Tracking Board has confirmed, which will simply be titled SILVER WINGS.
During the war, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) served their country and broken down numerous gender and societal barriers. However, their contributions were classified and sealed for 35 years, leaving their legacy relatively unknown and unacknowledged for many years. In 1977, they were finally granted veteran status and then given the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.
Anonymous Content and Old 320 Sycamore are teaming with the studio to bring the film to life. Kail is set to produce with Michael Sugar of Anonymous, Angela Christian, and Landdeck. Anonymous’ Ashley Zalta, Sycamore’s Kate Sullivan, and Todd Shuster will executive produce. Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff will oversee for the studio.
Just recently, Kail won the Emmy for his direction of Grease Live on Fox and the Tony Award for his work on Hamilton. He’s represented by WME.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor