Ass-kicking action heroines – Underworld Awakening’s Kate Beckinsale and Haywire‘s Gina Carano – are currently being outmatched by the Tuskegee airmen of the George Lucas-produced World War II action-adventure, Red Tails. According to Fandango estimates just released, Red Tails is currently the #1 film on the website, with 27% of all pre-sales.
Red Tails – directed by Anthony Hemingway and produced by Star Wars creator George Lucas – tells the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, who overcame racism, segregation and apathy to become America’s first African American fighter pilots during World War II, under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard). The film was shot from a script by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks.
Red Tails, which hits theaters tomorrow, features an ensemble cast, including Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Elijah Kelley, Leslie Odom Jr., Kevin Phillips, Method Man, Lee Tergesen, Daniela Ruah, Matthew Marsh, Barnaby Kay, Josh Dallas, Michael Lindley, Okezie Morro, Aml Ameen, Anthony Welsh, Rick Otto, Rupert Penry-Jones, Todd Detwiler, Ryan Early, Ciarán McMenamin, Mike Bautista, Michael Dixon, Leon Ockenden, Richard Conti, Philip Bulcock, Robert Kazinsky, Ben Steel, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo, Marcus T. Paulk, Michael B. Jordan, Andre Royo, Bryan Cranston, Gerald McRaney, Paul Fox, Lars van Riesen, David Gyasi, Nathaniel Martello-White, Henry Garrett, Gabriel Fleary, Byron Asher, Brian Gross, Matthew Alan, Jaime King, Sam Kennard and Nick Hendrix.
Here’s the list of Fandango Five Top Daily Ticket Sellers as of 1/19/12 8:00 a.m.:
- Red Tails – “I’m In” 27%
- Underworld Awakening – “I’m In” 24%
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – “Go” 7%
- Beauty and the Beast 3D – “Must Go” 4%
- Haywire – “I’m In” 3%
Check out a new gallery of images from Red Tails, below.