A movie about the World Trade Center attack starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg is on its way, and it looks about as good as you’d expect it to.
The trailer has dropped for 9/11, which finds Sheen playing one of five individuals trapped in an elevator on the North Tower on September 11. The cast also includes Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán, Wood Harris, Olga Fonda and Jacqueline Bisset.
Director Martin Guigui, in case you’re wondering, might be known for little-seen features such as the 2006 comedy Cattle Call and the 2011 Dennis Quaid-starring thriller Beneath the Darkness. Guigui co-wrote the script with Steven James Golebiowski, who worked as associate producer on Sheen’s sitcom Anger Management.
It would be great to report that this drama appears to be a surprisingly promising pic, but the poorly crafted trailer below may be all you need to see…
The internet, as you’d expect, is responding accordingly…
This is not a joke? Really? Because it looks like one.
9/11 Trailer (2017) Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg Movie https://t.co/oiaPahZYCa
— Huppy the Anarchist (@huppytweets) July 23, 2017
I watched a trailer for a movie called “9/11” starring Charlie Sheen and it’s awful and manipulative and makes me mad at everyone involved.
— Brandon Shockney (@Beeshock) July 21, 2017
— • Sophie • (@LarterSophie) July 23, 2017
This was the best part of the 9/11 movie trailer pic.twitter.com/Y3WtdfRPd1
— ben (@benkinonen) July 23, 2017
I kept waiting for the national lampoons-esque twist in that 9/11 trailer, but it did not come…and idk if that’s good or bad tbh
— Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (@ChrisCreamster) July 23, 2017
This Charlie Sheen 9/11 movie trailer is Extremely Tasteless and Incredibly Unnecessary. I wish that wasn’t a real sentence but yay jokes?
— Ben Gaspin (@BenGaspin) July 21, 2017
Atlas Distribution will be releasing the film on September 8.
Here’s the official synopsis:
9/11 tells the story of five people who find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center’s North Tower on September 11, 2011. These individuals, all from very different walks of life, come together as America’s greatest tragedy unfolds around them. They never give up hope as they struggle to escape before the unthinkable happens.