Thad Luckinbill and Twin Trent Produce True Story War Epic ‘Devotion’
Young and the Restless star and brother produce gripping biopic.
Back on March 28, Thad Luckinbill was last seen on The Young and the Restless as JT Hellstrom when the character was taken to prison. While we might not see JT in Genoa City any time soon, Soaps.com has learned of Luckinbill’s next project. Per Variety, he will produce the Korean War film Devotion, about two real-life U.S. Navy fighter pilots, Thomas J. Hudner Jr. and Jesse L. Brown, whose heroic efforts in the Korean War “make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.” Luckinbill’s brother, Trent Luckinbill, will also produce under the Black Label Media banner, along with Molly Smith and Rachel Smith. Glen Powell, who stars in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, will play Hudner with J.D. Dillard (Sleight, Sweetheart) directing. The film, based on the book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism by Adam Makos, is in pre-production. The Luckinbills are also part of the producing team on Broken Diamonds, about a 20-something writer whose dream of moving to Paris is put on hold when he is forced to take care of his mentally ill sister. The drama, expected to premiere in 2019, stars Ben Platt (The Politician; Pitch Perfect), Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle; Gone Girl), and Yvette Nicole Brown (Mom; Community).
The brothers past producing credits include Sierra Burgess Is a Loser; Sicario: Day of the Soldado; 12 Strong, in which Luckinbill also starred along with daytime alum William Fichtner (Josh Snyder, As the World Turns); Only the Brave, where the former The Young and the Restless actor co-starred alongside Natalie Hall (Colby Chandler, All My Children); and La La Land, which won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Achievement in Directing for Damien Chazelle and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone.