“It’s rare when the thing that you’re working on so deeply reaches in your own life, your own history, your own family,” says director J.D.
Dillard, whose forthcoming “Devotion” is as much a historical drama as it is an exploration of his own ancestry and childhood.
While the script focuses on pioneering Naval aviator Jesse L. Brown (Jonathan Majors) and his unlikely friendship with fellow pilot Tom Hudner (Glen Powell), a friendship that crossed racial lines of demarcation in the 1950s, Dillard also cites the influence of having grown up the son of a Naval aviator.
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