Rapper Xzibit signs on for Stone’s Vietnam War drama ‘Pinkville’November 14th, 2007 - 10:37 am ICT by admin
The rapper now joins already cast stars Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Woody Harrelson in the pic that tells the story of the infamous1968 My Lai Massacre, in which more than 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.
Xzibit will play a soldier who is convinced he carried out his orders in a moral way, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Willis is set to portray William R. Peers, the real-life Army general who investigated the incident while Tatum has signed on to play Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who aided the villagers and later testified against the soldiers.
Harrelson will play Col. Henderson, the conflicted officer in charge of the task force that committed the massacre.
Mikko Alanne wrote the script, with Tom Cruise’s United Artists financing the movie.
Production is set to begin next year, with MGM distributing.
This would be Stone’s fourth film on Vietnam War, followed by Oscar winner “Platoon,” “Heaven and Earth” and “Born on the Fourth of July.” (ANI)
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