Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg have signed on to star in the independent drama Nine Eleven, which tells the story of five people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
EW has confirmed Sheen and Goldberg’s casting, alongside Luis Guzman, Wood Harris (Creed) and Olga Fonda (Agent X). The film is co-written by Martin Guigui and Steven Golebiowski and directed by Guigui.
Nine Eleven will be produced by Guigui’s Sunset Pictures, as well as Thunder Studios, Sprockefeller Pictures, and Vitamin A Films. The film is currently in production and no release date has been set.
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Nine Eleven is Sheen’s first film role since 2013’s Machete Kills, though he has appeared on TV, including in a cameo on The Goldbergs in 2015. Goldberg currently is a co-host on The View.
Variety first reported the film’s casting.