Published Jul 12, 2017On September 11, 2001, the world was forever changed when terrorists hijacked a plane, flew it into the World Trade Center and killed thousands in the process. It's a piece of history that has already been explored in films like United 93, Reign Over Me and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but this year there will finally be a definitive project called 9/11.
Of course, in order to properly depict the sensitive and highly volatile subject matter, one must approach their role with a sense of quiet grace. Few can do that quite like Charlie Sheen of Two and a Half Men and the Hot Shots duology.
In addition to Sheen, the film's cast will be rounded out by Gina Gershon, Luis Guzman and Whoopi Goldberg, making this a must-see film for those who study the craft of acting.
As the film's official synopsis suggests, these folks were stuck in close quarters during the attack: "A group of 5 people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens."
Such a delicate story requires a degree of directorial shrewdness. Fortunately, the film was cradled in the capable hands of Martin Guigui. This auteur's IMDb page is a treasure trove of credits. He's currently got 10 films in the works, and his previous projects include helming a late '90s flick called My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception and a National Lampoon misogyny comedy entitled Cattle Call.
The release of 9/11 will be timed perfectly with your annual September 11 plans, as the film opens on September 8.