Donnie Wahlberg, star of Blue Bloods on CBS and long-time member of the band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) will narrate Two Rangers at Pointe-du-Hoc, the World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media’s 75th anniversary of D-Day documentary to premiere around Memorial Day of 2019.
Wahlberg, who also portrayed Lt. Carwood Lipton in HBO’s Band of Brothers television series (2001), has starred is many movies and television shows over the course of his career.
“Donnie has a great voice, very smooth and perfect for this film honoring some very special heroes of WWII on a very important anniversary,” said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation. The film will be the 22nd overall from the non-profit World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media when completed.
“David McCallum is a legend in the film and television business,” Gray continued. “David will bring a Scottish brogue to the film to help us tell the story. David has been in many World War II films, including The Great Escape. We are very excited to have him participate in this documentary,” Gray said.
The documentary will most likely air nationally via American Public Television and its PBS affiliates.
Quick Overview of the film:
The incredible story of two 2nd Battalion U.S. Army Rangers who had two totally different experiences on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Both were in a fight for their lives as they approached the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc.
One of the soldiers would reach his goal and make history, the other 2nd Ranger would cling to life in the cold English Channel.
Film includes Drone camera captured views of Pointe du Hoc seldom ever seen.
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