Lee was forced to turn to Europe for financing the film, with an estimated budget of $45 million, after Hollywood studios failed to greenlight the project. Miracle at St. Anna is set to offer a gripping and provocative look at war. If the actual film is anything as good as the captivating trailer, this Spike Lee joint should definitely be in line for honors come next awards season.
George Alexander’s column on the business of entertainment appears weekly at blackenterprise.com. He is the author of “Why We Make Movies” (Random House, $15.95).