9/11 activist Charlie Sheen and actress Whoopi Goldberg have announced their plans to star in a film about the September 11 attacks, which starts filming on Monday.
“Nine Eleven,” Written and Directed by Martin Guigui and co-written by Steven Golebiowski, will depict five people trapped in the elevator in one of the World Trade Center buildings, following their struggle to survive.
It hasn’t been made clear whether the film will question the government’s official narrative of the 9/11 attacks – but with Charlie Sheen being such a vocal 9/11 activist, it is likely that the film will touch upon at least one of the major 9/11 conspiracy theories – namely that the attacks were an inside job orchestrated by people within the U.S. government.
“Nine Eleven” will be shot entirely at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, Calif. Thunder Studios is co-producing with Sprockefeller Pictures, Vitamin A Films and Sunset Pictures. Producers are Martin Sprock, Dahlia Waingort and Warren Ostergard. Sheen’s manager and industry veteran Mark Burg will serve as executive producer, along with Thunder Studios CEO Rodric David and Ryan Johnson.
“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.”
Sheen said, “I feel deeply connected to the material and I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg.”
Sheen most recently starred in the FX series “Anger Management.” Goldberg, who cohosts “The View,” appeared in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Burg was a producer on the “Saw” franchise. Ostergrad’s credits include “7 Below.” Guigui directed “Cattle Call” and “Swing.”
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