Don Cheadle and Bruce Greenwood have joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Moviehole reports.
Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s Cast Away, Flight stars Denzel Washington as “Whip,” a commercial airline pilot who pulls off a heroic feat of flying in a damaged plane, saving 98 lives on a flight carrying 106 people. While the world begs to embrace him as a true American Hero, the everyman struggles with this label as he is forced to hold up to the scrutiny of an investigation that brings into question his behavior the night before the doomed flight.
Written by John Gatins (Dreamer, Real Steel), the film is set to begin shooting next month in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly Reilly is also attached as the female lead.
Cheadle appears in the now-playing The Guard and is expected to reprise his role as James Rhodes in the upcoming Iron Man 3. Greenwood, meanwhile, appeared recently in Barney’s Version, Meek’s Cutoff and in a surprise motion-capture cameo role in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. He’ll likely reteam with Abrams for the upcoming untitled Star Trek sequel.
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