Whoopi Goldberg To Star In 9/11 Film

Filmmakers are bringing the tragic story of the September 11th attacks to the big screen, and they’ve enlisted the help of Whoopi Goldberg as one of the stars.

Nine Eleven will zoom in on five individuals trapped in an elevator when two planes strike both towers of the World Trade Center, according to Variety.

Other cast members include Wood Harris, Olga Fonda, Luis Guzman and Charlie Sheen.

“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,” said director Martin Guigui.

He continued, “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.”

Production begins Monday in Long Beach, CA.