Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Actors Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg have been roped in for independent action-drama “Nine Eleven”, which will narrate the struggle of five people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
They will start shooting on Monday, reports variety.com.
“Nine Eleven” will be directed by Martin Guigui from a script he co-wrote with Steven Golebiowski. Luis Guzman, Wood Harris and Olga Fonda have also been cast in the movie, which will be shot entirely at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California.
“We are immensely grateful to bring this inspirational story to life. ‘Nine Eleven’ is a highly emotional journey and it took a dynamic bunch to collectively come together to make this unique film happen,” said Guigui.
“We are fortunate to have such a gifted cast on board. Both Charlie and Whoopi are native New Yorkers who strongly identify with this story,” he added.
Sheen said: “I feel deeply connected to the material and I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg.”