According to a story that originally ran in the New York Post last week, Charlie Sheen and Esai Morales are in talks to bring the real-life story of William Rodriguez to the big screen. Rodriguez was working as a janitor on 9/11 and had the only available master key to the WTC complex when the first plane struck. Thus, the 20-year veteran helped firefighters evacuate the north tower by traveling alongside them, unlocking doors and saving lives.
In an interesting twist to the Rodriguez story, the hero later turned around and slapped a lawsuit on President Bush claiming the Commander in Chief orchestrated the 9/11 attacks in order to justify wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not surprisingly, the lawsuit was dismissed and will not be mentioned in the film. Also involved in the project is writer-director David Marconi, though I must stress that nothing here is official. Is it just me, or do you also think Hollywood should take a bit of a break from the 9/11 films? Ya know, we wouldn't want to cash in on a "hot topic," right?
[via Movie Blog]