The film is set in 1945 at the tail end of World War II and follows an American tank crew fighting against the Germans. Lerman will play Norman Ellison, a young soldier serving as the tank’s gunner alongside Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf.
Ethan Smith, Bill Block and John Lesher will produce the film, which Ayer also wrote.
Young actor Lerman has made the biggest name for himself as the lead role the “Percy Jackson” films, the second of which is awaiting release. He also last starred in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and has wrapped on Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic “Noah”.
He is repped by CAA.