Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg to star in Nine Eleven

Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg to star in harrowing World Trade Center drama, Nine Eleven

March 8, 2016


photo-7It’s a troubling and deeply traumatizing subject for anyone to take on.

But Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg have signed on for movie Nine Eleven, playing two of the five people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The independent movie is directed by Martin Guigui from a script he co-wrote with Steven Golebiowski, according to Variety.

Luis Guzman, Wood Harris and Olga Fonda have also been cast in the harrowing survival struggle drama that began filming on Monday, the showbiz bible reported.

Nine Eleven will be shot at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California.

The studio is co-producing with Sprockefeller Pictures, Vitamin A Films and Sunset Pictures and the producers are Martin Sprock, Dahlia Waingort and Warren Ostergard.

Charlie’s manager Mark Burg will be an executive producer on the drama, along with Thunder Studios CEO Rodric David and Ryan Johnson.

‘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,’ Martin said.

‘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.’

Charlie, 50, said: ‘I feel deeply connected to the material and I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg.’

It’s the actor’s first big role since his FX series Anger Management was axed in 2014, as well as his first since he revealed he is HIV positive in November.

Whoopi’s participation was confirmed by a representative of her ABC chat show, The View.

The 60-year-old last appeared on the big screen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014.

By Bobbie Whiteman