Kerry Washington states on Facebook…

God as my witness, last year I posted a #BlackHERstory picture of me dressed as Lena Derrieott – a young woman who served in the 6888 battalion, the only all Black all female battalion to serve overseas in WWII. At the time, unbeknownst to me, sitting in my email inbox was some information @tylerperry had sent me about a movie he was hoping to make about these phenomenal women! Soon after, I spoke with @tylerperry and we marveled at the coincidence and then I read a draft of the film that we are currently shooting and KNEW that I had to be a part of this movie. Tyler has gathered a cadre of extraordinarily talented young actresses to play the army recruits and he has asked me to play their captain in command Captain (and then MAJOR) Charity Adams. It is the honor and privilege of a lifetime to step into these women’s shoes. They are the epitome of strength, perseverance, resilience and #BlackHERstory. I can’t wait for you to see them in action! #sixtripleeightmovie @strongblacklead @netflix @netlix_movies

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