The film is an adaptation of the book “The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War,” written by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue. It is based on the true story of Donohue, who left New York in 1967 to track down and share a few beers with his childhood buddies in the army while they were fighting in Vietnam.
As with Spike Lee’s own wartime buddy movie “Da 5 Bloods,” the production is using Thailand as a stand-in for Vietnam.
Skydance Media is producing the film for Apple TV Plus. Brian Currie and Pete Jones co-wrote the script with Farrelly. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger