By Jason Abdow
Fox 2000 has recently optioned the book “The Women With Silver Wings” and is working hard on its adaptation to the big screen. The nonfiction book, written by Katherine Sharp Landdeck, tells the true story of World War II’s Woman Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, who were the first women to ever fly in the United States.
The film, which will be titled “Silver Wings,” will be directed by Tony-winner Thomas Kail, who has become famous in the theater community following his direction of the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Kail has also won an Emmy for directing “Grease: Live.”
The film is set to be produced by Michael Sugar, who produced the Oscar-winning biopic “Spotlight,” alongside Kail. Katherine Sharp Landdeck, the author of the book, will co-produce the project as well. No casting or release date information has officially been revealed for “Silver Wings.”