Friday, December 18, 2009

"The Pacific" Rolls Out March 14, 2010

"The Pacific" is the upcoming World War II dramatic mini-series, following the US Marine Corps in the WW II Pacific Theater of Operations, from the creators of the award-winning mini-series "Band Of Brothers".

Producers are Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO Films, Playtone, DreamWorks and Seven Network.

Filming of the $150 million budgeted series started August 2007 in Australia, wrapping May 2008. Locations included Port Douglas and Mossman, Queensland, Mowbray Valley at Drumsara, Rocky Point beaches, Central City Studios at Melbourne Docklands and the Railway Hotel, Scotch College and Mornington Railway in Melbourne.

"The Pacific" adapts the Marine memoirs "With the Old Breed" by Eugene Sledge and "Helmet for My Pillow" by Robert Leckie.

Both books feature battles involving the 1st Marine Division at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Cast of "The Pacific" includes Joseph Mazzello as 'Corporal Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge', Jon Seda as 'Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone', James Badge Dale as 'Private First Class Robert Leckie', William Sadler as 'Colonel'Lewis "Chesty" Puller', Nathan Corddry as 'Private Loudmouth', Rami Malek as 'Merriell "Snafu" Shelton', Matthew Dale as 'Sergeant John Marmet', Grant Cartwright as 'Captain Midnight', Ben Esler as 'Pfc. Charles "Chuck" Tatum', Martin McCann as 'Corporal Robert V. Burgin', Leon Ford as 'Lieutenant Edward "Hillbilly" Jones', Freddie Joe Farnsworth as 'Lieutenant "Stumpy" Stanley', Scott Gibson as 'Captain Andrew "Ack Ack" Haldane', Joshua Biton as 'Sergeant J. P. Morgan' and Dylan Hyne as 'Pvt. Packer'.

"The Pacific" debuts on HBO March 14, 2010.

Sneak Peek "The Pacific" and "Band Of Brothers"...