Popular fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is branching out into a new realm - movies.

Hilfiger has created film division THENTERTAINMENT to produce PROUD, the true story of a World War II warship manned by African-American sailors.

Produced by the fashion mogul's daughter Ally Hilfiger, the drama honours the men of the USS MASON - the only crew of African-American sailors to take a ship into combat.

Hilfiger says, "In these times we need our heroes, and history had forgotten the men of the USS MASON. Such an exciting story and yet hardly anyone knew about it. These men deserve to have their story told."

03/06/2003 01:57