Based on the trailer for the 9/11, the movie will be emotional because of the subject matter and the casting.
The film, coming out three days before the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, stars Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg. It’s a dramatic story of five people trapped in an elevator at the World Trade Center on that ill-fated day. This is not going to be an easy movie to take in.
But Sheen’s involvement in the film, based on the play Elevator that used “fact-based” voicemails and witness accounts to create a fictional storyline, is overshadowing anything else about it. Over the years Sheen’s given interviews suggesting he believes conspiracy theories about the attack on the Twin Towers and is also a long-time fan of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. You know, the guy who thinks Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton smell like sulfur (because they’re demons, duh) and the Sandy Hook massacre was faked.
Now he’s starring in a dramatic thriller based on facts about the national tragedy.
Atlas Distribution Company acquired the film and as Entertainment Weekly reported, Atlas president Harmon Kaslow said the movie is an inspiring story told with the sincerest of intent, and were very proud to help usher in Charlie Sheens return to dramatic roles.
Variety reported that earlier this year Sheen said, “I feel deeply connected to the material and I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg.”
So, yeah, we guess this is not a joke.