Wright jazzed about 'Harlem' in France


"Eagle Eye" screenwriter Travis Adam Wright is bringing his "Harlem Hellfighters" to France in a World War I drama directed by Canadian Yves Simoneau.

"The Lord of the Rings" producer Rick Poras has signed on to co-produce with Wright and help secure financing for the project.

Co-written by Robert Davenport, "Harlem" tells the true story of black soldiers from Harlem who brought jazz to France when they were sent there during the war.

Wright hopes to shoot the project in the U.S. and France with a cast of "the greatest living black actors," he said Tuesday.