Word on the street is that this one’s a definite contender for Oscar, especially for its star, Denzel Washington. We’ll know more next week, after Tambay reports back with his thoughts after he sees it on Sunday.
Paramount will release Flight in USA theaters on November 2nd.
Denzel stars in the action drama, directed by Robert Zemeckis, which centers on an alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot, on course towards a life-change who saves a flight from an engine malfunction, rescuing the plane and the passengers, and becoming a hero, only to find his non-public substance abuse problem, brought to light, thanks to an FAA investigation into the case.
Don Cheadle, Tamara Tunie and Garcelle Beauvais, amongst many others, co-star.
Paramount just released the below TV spot for the film, which reveals a twist on the synopsis we already know, so if you prefer complete surprise, I suggest you don’t watch this: