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Patriots Point artifacts to be used in big-budget film

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A briefing room inside the aircraft carrier Yorktown shows what life was like through exhibits at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Artifacts from the vessel will be used in an upcoming film. (Photo/File)A captain’s chair and sink from aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown will be used on an upcoming big-budget Korean war movie.

Devotion tells the story of two naval pilots, the first African-American Naval Aviator Jesse Brown and Medal of Honor Recipient Tom Hudner, and their friendship during the war. The film stars Johnathan Majors, Glen Powell and Joe Jonas stars as Marty Goode.

The artifacts are being used to provide a historically accurate set. As such, the production company has restored the dated chairs to their original glory, said Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum curator Melissa Buchanan said in a news release.

“Restorations of this extent can cost thousands of dollars per chair,” she said. “Because of this project, these chairs will be around for another generation to learn from and enjoy.”

Principal photography began in February in Savannah. Though producers can’t reveal what scenes include the artifacts, they did confirm the items were used in multiple days of filming and will be visible in the movie, the news release said.  

Devotion is anticipated to premiere in 2022.

Reach Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.

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