If you think the two stars who could bring the most gravitas to a dramatic film about the 9/11 attacks are Charlie Sheen and Whoopee Goldberg, we have good news for you.
Entertainment Weekly (EW) reports that the movie 9/11 -- starring porn-and-drug connoisseur and 9/11 truther Sheen, and politically brainless The View ringleader Goldberg -- is set to open theatrically on Sept. 8, 2017, three days short of the 16th anniversary of the terrorist atrocity that changed history.
Based on Patrick Carson’s stage play Elevator, according to EW, "the film recreates actual events adapted from voicemail messages left by victims. The story follows five people trapped in an elevator inside the World Trade Center’s North Tower. The group works together to find hope amid seemingly inescapable circumstances."
If the play is about being trapped in an elevator with Whoopi Goldberg, shouldn't this be categorized as a horror flick?
The cast also includes Luis Guzman, Gina Gershon, and Jacqueline Bisset. It was directed by Martin Guigui, previously known for -- wait for it -- My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception.
“9/11 is an inspiring story told with the sincerest of intent, and we’re very proud to help usher in Charlie Sheen’s return to dramatic roles,” said Atlas Distribution head Harmon Kaslow in a statement. Sheen's most recent work was in the long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men, which made him the highest-paid actor on television at the time. That's right -- Charlie Sheen was once the highest-paid actor on TV.
Director Guigui added: “Like the play upon which 9/11 was based, the movie gives us an opportunity to take a glimpse into the experiences of a few who actually lived the event.”
The movie poster is below. Try not to laugh.