Director Oliver Stone is lining up one helluva juicy cast for his latest trip back to Vietnam. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Woody Harrelson has become the latest actor to join Pinkville, for United Artists, and this will mark the first time Harrelson has worked with Stone since the very nutty Natural Born Killers. Harrelson will co-star alongside Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Michael Pena in the mystery drama which is "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." Harrelson will take on the role of Col. Henderson, "the conflicted officer in charge of the task force that committed the massacre."
When Cinematical had a chance to visit the set of Fighting recently, we spoke a bit with Channing Tatum about starring in Pinkville. In the flick, he'll be playing a helicopter pilot who helped the villagers and later testified against the soldiers. Tatum, who's about two films away from becoming "the next big thing" (mark my words) had this to say: "I'm going to work with Oliver Stone; he's a veteran, literally, he's a Vietnam vet -- and I'm gonna go do a Vietnam story with him. It's his last sort of revisit to Vietnam -- or so he says -- so we'll see." This will mark Stone's fourth Vietnam-related film, after already giving us Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven and Earth. Will it be his last? Who knows. But when he does head to Vietnam, he comes back with some terrific movies -- chances are, with this cast, the same will happen here.