Martin Sheen & Woody Harrelson Join 9/11 Film 'September Morn'
by Ben Pearson
October 17, 2012
The 11th anniversary of the historical 9/11 attacks just passed last month, and over a decade later yet another feature film about the tragedy is in the works. But this will be a bit different, as it won't detail the specific events of that day like Paul Greengrass' United 93 or Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. Fleur De Lis Film Studios (via The Film Stage) has announced they've secured Woody Harrelson, Martin Sheen, and Ed Asner to star in September Morn, a story that deals with the findings of the 9/11 Commission. However, the film is being sold at the American Film Market, so we may never hear of it again. More below!
BJ Davis is set to direct a script by rookie screenwriter Howard Cohen. According to the official synopsis, the movie aims to "provide an insight into the findings of the 9/11 Commission, intertwined with provocative perspectives of expert architects and scientists, CIA and Department of Defense officials, Department of Homeland Security officials and concerned American citizens." It's also being compared to Sidney Lumet's classic 12 Angry Men, which seems like a pretty high comparison for a movie from a bunch of filmmakers with which we're not familiar.
Davis has had a long career in Hollywood as a stunt man and directing a bunch of obscure direct-to-DVD or made for TV things you've never heard of before, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say this project never actually happens. Fluer De Lis Film Studios website is one step away from being a Geocities page circa 1998, and if they can't even get a decent website up and running, what are the odds that they'll be able to get a feature film together with big name guys like Harrelson, Sheen, and Asner? Unless the actors are extremely passionate about the film and can pull a bunch of favors, I'd expect this project to fade into obscurity.