While this starts off like some old-school joke, I assure you -- this is nothing of the kind. Variety reports that producers Michel Shane and Anthony Romano are developing a World War II drama written by Michael Justiz and Steven Sikes called Lifeboat 13, and the inclusion of these religious figures is anything but funny.

The film will focus on the story of a rabbi, a Catholic priest, and two Protestant ministers (along with an African-American Coast Guardsman) who gave up their lives when the USAT Dorchester went down due to a U-boat torpedo in 1943. They had given away their life jackets as the ship sunk off the coast of Greenland in less-than-pleasant 36-degree waters.
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