George Lucas set to begin rolling on 'Red Tails'...finally.

It's not only war that's hell—war movies, too, can take their toll.

Luckily for George Lucas, his would-be WWII epic that's nearly two decades in the making is almost ready to go into production, with two more big-name castmembers signed on to take part.

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard have joined the cast of Lucas' long-in-development Red Tails, an action-adventure flick centering on the young fighters who overcame racial barriers to fight as the Tuskegee Airmen.

"I've been wanting to do Red Tails for 20 years, and we've finally got the means to showcase the skill of the Tuskegee pilots," Lucas said. "We're working on techniques which will give us the first true look at the aerial dogfighting of the era."

The duo round out the previously cast Bryan Cranston, Ne-Yo, Method Man, 90210's Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker and Elijah Kelley, among others.

Lucas will not be helming the flick. Instead, that honor will fall to director Anthony Hemingway.

Shooting is expected to begin shortly throughout Europe.

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