Thursday, October 25, 2007

NEWS FLASH: Woody Harrelson Joins Cast of Channing Tatum's 'Pinkville'

People seem to love to work with Channing Tatum so much they keep following him from movie to movie. Don't believe me? Well today's new casting announcement for Chan's upcoming film 'Pinkville' solidified that fact.

Channing Tatum, Woody Harrelson, Bruce Willis and Oliver Stone of 'Pinkville'

HollywoodReporter.com is saying that Channing's 'Battle in Seattle' co-star Woody Harrelson has now joined the cast of 'Pinkville', which already includes A-List actor Bruce Willis and three-time, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone.

Although the article below says they will start filming early next year, Chan told me that he will start working on the project towards the end of November and will be filming in Thailand for 3 months.

You can read the entire Hollywood Reporter article below to learn more about Woody Harrelson's new role in Channing's 'Pinkville'.

Cast in Stone: Harrelson to 'Pinkville'
By Carly Mayberry - Oct 25, 2007

Woody Harrelson is reteaming with Oliver Stone in the director's Vietnam War drama "Pinkville" for United Artists.

Harrelson joins Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, who already have been cast in the mystery drama based on the infamous 1968 My Lai Massacre, in which upward of 500 people -- mostly women, children and the elderly -- were killed by U.S. soldiers. The massacre ended up being a turning point in the war.

Harrelson will play Col. Henderson, the conflicted officer in charge of the task force that committed the massacre.

Mikko Alanne wrote the script. Production is set to begin next year, with MGM distributing.

Willis will portray William R. Peers, the real-life Army general who investigated the incident. Tatum will play Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who aided the villagers and later testified against the soldiers.

Michael Pena, who appeared in Stone's "World Trade Center" and plays an Army Ranger in Afghanistan in Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs," also has been cast.

Stone is no stranger to films set against the backdrop of Vietnam. "Pinkville" -- the title refers to a military description on the My Lai region -- accompanies the director's "Platoon," "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Heaven and Earth," all of which centered on the war.

Harrelson starred in Stone's "Natural Born Killers." His more recent credits include "A Prairie Home Companion" and "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio." He is repped by CAA, Tracy Harshman and attorney Steve Burkow.

What are some other examples of this phenomena of people following Chan from movie to movie?
And those examples are just off to the top of my head. I'm sure there are more. After spending the day with him and personally seeing how much the 'Fighting' cast and crew love working with Chan, I am sure we'll see plenty more of this phenomena for years to come.

Source: HollywoodReporter.com

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1 comment:

sergenkab said...

Nice that Woody Harrelson has joined the Pinkville project! This movie will be filming by a great team!
(All the Russian speaking CTU’s readers can find the information about these news on popular cinema site MovieSearch (aka КиноПоиск) at http://www.kinopoisk.ru/level/2/news_id/629291/)