The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squad during WWII, Red Tails is directed by first-timer Anthony Hemingway (with a lot of experience who served as 1st AD several features). It stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley and Bryan Cranston. Screenplay is by John Ridley (Undercover Brother, Barbershop) and Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks). The 20th Century Fox release from Lucasfilm and Partnership Pictures opens January 20, 2012.