The War And Treaty and their real-life love story will be the subject of a new feature film, The War And Treaty, directed by Numa Perrier (Jezebel, The Perfect Find).
Produced by Gary Gilbert (La La Land), John Legend, Mike Jackson (Jingle Jangle), Harvey Mason Jr. (Respect), Peter Morgan (American Sniper), and Perrier, the film revolves around the true story of Michael Trotter Jr., a soldier who has just returned from a tour in Iraq who falls in love with Tanya Trotter, a singer with a deferred dream.
“When I sat down with Michael and Tanya and heard their incredible story, I was blown away and immediately knew I had to bring it to the big screen. Numa is the perfect director to make that happen,” says Gilbert of Gilbert Films.
With a script written by Academy award-winner Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever, If Anything Happens I Love You) and Academy award-nominee Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club), The War and Treaty was developed by and financed at Gilbert Films.
“We are thrilled that Numa will direct The War And Treaty,” adds Jackson, Legend, and Ty Stiklorius of Get Lifted Film Co. “Will McCormack and Craig Borten’s script is incredibly vibrant and powerful, and we are excited to see Numa’s vision brought to the big screen.”
“Our hearts are overwhelmed at the chance to get to share our love story with the world,” Michael and Tanya of The War And Treaty share. “It’s filled with highs and lows, heartbreaks and heartstrings and it is threaded by the fabric of love and resilience that fuels our world. We are ecstatic to have Numa onboard, she is the perfect director to tell our story. To have this phenomenal producer team, along with our story scripted by the incredibly talented Craig Borten and Will McCormack exceeds our wildest dreams.”
“The rawness and tenderness of Michael and Tanya’s relationship, the themes of survival and redemption, and the power and passion of the music they create together is the Great American love story I’ve been seeking to tell as a filmmaker,” Perrier notes.
Michael and Tanya Trotter along with McCormack, Borten, Andrew Gould and Stiklorius will serve as Executive Producers. Zach Levine and MacKenzie Marlowe will co-produce. Casting for the new film is currently underway.
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