Gerald McRaney enlists in 'Red Tails'

Actor will play officer in Tuskegee Airmen drama

Gerald McRaney is joining the cast of Lucasfilm's "Red Tails," director Anthony Hemingway's film about the Tuskegee Airmen, which is to shoot in Europe. He will play General Luntz, the officer who assigns the Red Tails as bomber escorts during missions over Nazi held territory.

The film, starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr., was written by John Ridley from a story by George Lucas and is being produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson with Lucas as exec producer.

McRaney, repped by Stone-Manners Agency, recently completed the indie feature "Get Low" as well as the season finale of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."