Tristan Wilds (The CW’s “90210”) has been cast in the World War II drama Red Tails, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, written by John Ridley and directed by Anthony Hemingway, details the true story of the 332nd Fighter Group, an elite all-black unit of escort pilots known as the Red Tails.
George Lucas is an executive producer, and Rick McCallum is producing.
Wilds will play Ray “Ray Gun” Knight, a flyboy nearly blinded over Nazi-occupied Italy who becomes the wingman of his friend and cohort, Marty. The two face the prejudice of the U.S. military as much as the overseas enemy but end up establishing an unprecedented record.