Top duo’s war mini-se­ries

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Tom Hanks (pic­tured) re-teams with Steven Spiel­berg to make a TV mini-se­ries about World War II. The as-yet un­ti­tled show for Amer­ica’s HBO net­work will tell the story of ae­rial wars fought by bombers en­listed in the US 8th Air Force, nick­named The Mighty 8th. Ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, the mini-se­ries will be based on his­to­rian Don­ald L. Miller’s non-fic­tion book Masters of the Air: Amer­ica’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Ger­many. Spiel­berg and Hanks will serve as ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers on the TV epic, which fol­lows sev­eral pre­vi­ous World War II col­lab­o­ra­tions – multi-Os­car win­ning 1998 movie Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan, hit mini-se­ries Band of Brothers in 2001, and 2010’s The Pa­cific filmed at the Gold Coast, Cairns and Mel­bourne.

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