‘U.S.S. Indianapolis, Men of Courage’ are now shooting scenes on the Alabama Battleship. Director Mario Van Peebles is using the battleship as a stand-in for the World War II Cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis.
The movie will tell the story of the sailors who were left to survive the sea, thirst, hunger and shark attacks after their ship was sunk by the Japanese. Producers say they chose to shoot here partly because of the Alabama.