How do you do a film about 9/11 while you don’t have the funds, crew, or particular results available to really try this momentous day justice? In case you’re Charlie Sheen and Nationwide Lampoon’s Cattle Name director Martin Guigui, the reply is easy: Stuff a bunch of actors in an elevator, seize some inventory footage and B-roll of Whoopi Goldberg trying nervous, and stage the cinematic catastrophe flick equal of a TV bottle episode.
That seems to be what’s happening in 9/11, a film we first advised you about when Sheen was getting it off the bottom final 12 months. “Based mostly on precise occasions”—No shit!—and co-starring Goldberg, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzmán, the movie appears like an try and make the least costly 9/11 film doable, boiling down one of the vital life-changing occasions of the 21st century right into a sequence of telephone calls and arguments between folks in an elevator. Which isn’t to say there’s not one thing vaguely admirable about Sheen and Guigui punching to date above their weight class (or an inherent pressure to the concept of being trapped in an elevator in one of many World Commerce Middle towers), however it’s going to be a tough promote to persuade audiences that this inventive staff has one thing new or insightful to say about that individual day.
9/11 arrives in theaters on September eight, due to course it does.