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Naomi Goes to War with Spike

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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PRET-A-PATRIOT Cambell (Photo: Getty Images) When in Italy, Naomi Campbell is usually moored off of Portofino in a metallic maillot on Dolce and Gabbana's yacht. Not so next year, when she'll be jetting in for a part in a World War II epic.

Campbell just announced she has inked a deal with director Spike Lee to star in his forthcoming war flick The Miracle at St. Anna, about a black regiment serving in Tuscany. She tells British Vogue: "It involves subject matter that I'm really passionate about.... It's a subject that nobody has ever touched upon. There are all the war-time films of course but you never see a black soldier in any of them. I'll do anything for Spike and I really think we should be more educated about the role of people of color in our history."

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And lest you think La Diva might be unprepared for life in the trenches, don't forget she did survive a turn in the 1995 drag queen epic To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.

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