Sheen and Harrelson to star in 9/11 ‘truther’ film
Film calls for independent investigation into the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001
By Ben Arnold | Yahoo UK Movies News – Thu, Oct 18, 2012 11:38 BST
- Martin Sheen and Woody Harrelson are to star in a new film which questions the official story behind the 9/11 attacks.
‘September Morn’ supports some of the theories of the ‘truther’ movement, which has questioned the established version of the events of September 11, hinting at a government conspiracy.
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9/11… Sheen and Harrelson to star in ‘September Morn’ (Copyright: PA)
The publicity note which the film is using, rather than give the usual idea of plot, reads: “We the people demand that the government revisits and initiates a thorough and independent investigation to the tragic events of 9/11. In the vein of ‘Twelve Angry Men’ this dramatic piece is set with a stellar and award winning cast.”
Also signed up are Judd Nelson, Ed Asner and Esai Morales.
So far Hollywood has shied away from suggesting the possibility of a conspiracy at the heart of the terrorist attacks, with films like Oliver Stone’s ‘World Trade Center’ in 2006 and Paul Greengrass’s ‘United 93’ taking a non-partisan stance.
But Sheen and Harrelson have previously been vocal with their over what happened.
“I did not want to believe that my government could possibly be involved in such a thing, I could not live in a country that I thought could do that – that would be the ultimate betrayal,” said Sheen during a 2007 interview.
“However, there have been so many revelations that now I have my doubts, and chief among them is Building 7 – how did they rig that building so that it came down on the evening of the day?”
Sheen was referring to 7 World Trade Center, the collapse of which many in the ‘truth movement’ point to as evidence of a conspiracy, after he was turned on to an alternative explanation by his son Charlie.
Meanwhile Asner, who voiced Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s ‘Up’, has said in interview: “My bottom line on all of this is that this country – which is the greatest, strongest country that ever existed in the world, in terms of power – supposedly had a defence that could not be penetrated all these years. But all of that was eradicated by nineteen Saudi Arabians, supposedly. Some of whom didn’t even know how to fly.”
The film is being made by the same company which produced ‘A Noble Lie’, a documentary about the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
2,605 people died in 2001 when 19 Islamist hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia, while another crashed in Pennsylvania ahead of its target of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, the subject of Greengrass’s film ‘United 93’.