Whoopi Goldberg has booked a co-starring role opposite Charlie Sheen in an indie drama titled “Nine Eleven,” which follows 5 people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Described as more of an action-drama, the film will be directed by Martin Guigui from script he co-wrote with Steven Golebiowski, and filming is set to begin today at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California, with Wood Harris, Luis Guzman and Olga Fonda rounding out the key cast.
“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 director 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.”
Thunder Studios is co-producing with Sprockefeller Pictures, Vitamin A Films and Sunset Pictures.
Mark Burg will serve as executive producer, along with Rodric David and Ryan Johnson of Thunder Studios.
No ETA yet.
Variety was first to report the news.