Jake Gyllenhaal is teaming up with John Lesher for The Lost Airman, a true life World War Two adventure project.

Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the project and will produce with Riva Marker, his partner at NineStories. Lesher will produce through his Le Grisbi Productions.

Based on recently declassified materials, the book tells the incredible true story of Arthur Meyerowitz, an American turret-gunner whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943. While hiding in the French countryside, Meyerowitz befriended Marcel Talliander, the founder of the legendary French resistance group Morhange, who helped shelter the man from the Gestapo through his secret network. After six months of barely evading capture, Meyerowitz escaped through a carefully orchestrated plan that also involved R.F.W. Cleaver, one of the most accomplished British fighter pilots of the war.