Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War is the adapted best seller from Mark Harris.
Directed by Laurent Bouzereau, the documentary will be made up of three parts and it tell the extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II and vice versa – they showed the war to the world.
The story follows the interwoven experience of five filmmakers who in the midst of their successful careers in film, went out to serve their country and risk their lives to bring the truth back to the American people and even the world.
The brave directors being honoured in the new Netflix documentary are: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens.
To bring their experience to life and guide viewers through the different personalities, the documentary’s producers have cleverly teamed up with five modern film directors: Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan, as well as Meryl Streep to narrate through Five Came Back.
Five Came Back out on Netflix 31st March 2017.