Wednesday 20 November 2019

Don Cheadle joins Denzel's Flight

Don Cheadle has joined the cast of Flight
Don Cheadle has joined the cast of Flight

Don Cheadle is to board Robert Zemeckis' thriller Flight, starring Denzel Washington.

The Iron Man 2 star is joining the cast of the airborne film along with Star Trek's Bruce Greenwood and Sherlock Holmes star Kelly Reilly, reports.

Denzel will star as a pilot who is hailed a hero after he saves a flight from an engine malfunction, but is revealed to be an alcoholic and a drug addict.

During the follow-up investigation, the Federal Aviation Authority discovers his addictions and tries to hide them to save his image as he tries to turn his life around.

Oscar-winner Robert, director of Back To The Future and Forrest Gump, last directed a live action film in 2000 and has spent the last decade making motion capture films such as Beowulf and A Christmas Carol.

Dreamer's John Gatins wrote the script for Flight and was originally attached to direct.

The project is expected to start shooting this autumn.

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