Woody Harrelson is in talks to join Rob Reiner’s Iraq war film “Shock And Awe.” According to Deadline, the political charged picture centers on a group of journalists investigating the assertions by the Bush Administration about Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, the reason given by the administration for the invasion of Iraq.
“Shock And Awe” is written by Joey Hartstone, who also penned Reiner’s “LBJ” film and features Harrelson. Reiner has had the project in development for several years and is finally scheduled to start production this year.
Reiner, Matthew George and Michele Reiner are producing, with Jorva Entertainment financing. The company previously partnered with Reiner on his drama “Being Charlie,” which premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival.
Harrelson has been in a slew of successful films in these past years. Last year he concluded his role in “The Hunger Games” franchise, this year he was in the crime drama “Triple 9” and wrapped “LBJ.” He’s also working on George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” with Matt Damon, “War for the Planet of the Apes, “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Naomi Watts and recently finished filming Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”