New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick is heading to the big screen – at least, his voice will be. The World War II Foundation, based out of Rhode Island, will be working with him and Tim Gray Media to create a documentary called “D-Day: Over Normandy” and Belichick has agreed to be the narrator.
The film will use modern day drone footage of battle locations, interviews with WWII veterans who were there, archival footage from the invasion, photo animations, and maps. Belichick will help guide the viewer through the process during the film, which should be roughly an hour long.
Gray, who will produce the film, said:
“First and foremost, Bill Belichick has been an active supporter of the World War II Foundation since we produced the first of our films in 2006. Coach Belichick understands our mission because he is a student of military history and is very proud of the service of his own father Steve, who served in both Europe and the Pacific in World War II.”
Gray has already written and produced 18 documentary films about the Second World War.
Belichick himself spoke about his connection to the film and the war, saying:
“Growing up in Annapolis, Maryland, where my father coached football at the United States Naval Academy, I understand the importance of preserving the memory of those who served our nation during World War II. Every day of my childhood, I was immersed in the tradition of the United States Navy. I was, and remain, inspired by their discipline, teamwork and courage, especially the sailors who fought on D-Day and in the Pacific theater, where the U.S. Pacific Fleet sacrificed so much for ultimate victory. The Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines made one heck of a team in World War II.”