‘Shang-Chi’ Director Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Series About Japanese American WWII Heroes

Destin Daniel Cretton

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton is set to helm a television series based on the popular nonfiction book “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II.”

The book, written by best-selling author Daniel James Brown, follows the Japanese American war heroes of the 442nd Regiment during WWII, who made sacrifices for the country only to face persecution and internment at home, according to Collider.

Cretton will produce the TV series along with his “Short Term 12” and “Just Mercy” producer Asher Goldstein.

Brown is behind many acclaimed nonfiction books, including the 1936 Berlin Olympics novel “The Boys in the Boat,” which made the New York Times’ best-seller list for 150 weeks, Deadline reported. The book is also set for a screen adaptation directed by George Clooney.

There is no official word yet on when “Facing the Mountain” will premiere. But Cretton’s upcoming blockbuster superhero movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” will hit theaters on Sept. 3.

Feature Image via Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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