Watch The First Trailer For U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE

It's been a while since we heard from filmmaker and actor Mario Van Peebles. Thankfully he'll be popping up a little more frequently with his latest World War II epic, U.S.S. Indianapolis: Men Of Courage, headed for a release later this year from Hannibal Classics and Patriot Pictures.

Actor Nicolas Cage plays Captain Charles Butler McVay who was court-martialed following a deadly attack in the South Pacific in July of 1945 while delivering critical parts for the first atomic bomb. The attack sunk the ship of 1,197, taking 300 below and leaving the remainder to suffer four days alone at sea and exposed to the elements, hunger, and hungry sharks before 317 sailors would be rescued. McVay passed away in 1978 at the age of 70 and was postumously exonerated in 2000 by then-president Bill Clinton.

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