9/11 features an all-star ensemble cast:
CHARLIE SHEEN (JEFFREY CAGE)
Charlie Sheen, who has starred in more than 45 feature films, catapulted to fame for his roles in such critical and commercial hits as Platoon and Wall Street. His other feature film credits include Red Dawn, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Eight Men Out, Young Guns, Major League, Hot Shots!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The Three Musketeers, The Chase, Money Talks, Being John Malkovich, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 5, and The Big Bounce.
Sheen became known to television audiences through his Golden Globe® Award-winning lead role in Spin City. In 2003, Sheen was cast as “Charlie Harper” in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, which was loosely based on Sheen's bad boy image. The role garnered him an ALMA Award and four Emmy® Award nominations, as well as two Golden Globe Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
In 2011, Sheen set a new Guinness World Record for Twitter as the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers," adding an average of 129,000 new followers per day. Later that year, Sheen kicked off his North American "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option” tour, which sold out in 18 minutes, setting a Ticketmaster record.
In September of 2011, Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen was watched by 6.4 million people, making it the highest-rated roast in the history of the network. Sheen finished that year by starring in the Roman Coppola movie, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.
In June 2012, Sheen debuted his new comedy TV series on FX, Anger Management. The show went on to become a huge success and ran for 100 episodes.
In 2015 Charlie Sheen became an advocate for HIV awareness and treatment after revealing to the world that he is HIV positive. Working in collaboration with Dr. Oz, Sheen is now Chasing the Cure to HIV infection. As a result of his openness, there has been a global increase in HIV awareness and demand for education.
Recently, Sheen starred in and Executive Produced the Sony Crackle feature Mad Families, which premiered on Sony’s digital platform on January 12, 2017. Directed and produced by Fred Wolf (Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser) from a script by Wolf & David Spade, the film centers on three families who end up sharing the same camping space over the Fourth of July weekend.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG (METZIE)
Whoopi Goldberg is one of an elite group of artists who have won the Grammy, the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Emmy and Daytime Emmy, and a Tony Award. She is equally well-known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse, and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities.
Born and raised in New York City, Goldberg worked in theatre and improv in San Diego and the Bay Area, where she performed with the Blake Street Hawkeyes theatre troupe. It was there that she created the characters which became “The Spook Show” and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy Award-winning album, and the HBO special that helped launch her career.
Goldberg made her motion picture debut in Steven Spielberg’s film version of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award. Her performance in Ghost earned her the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Goldberg has starred in such films as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Clara’s Heart, The Long Walk Home, Soapdish, Sister Act, Made in America, Boys on the Side, Ghosts of Mississippi, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted, and The Lion King. She appeared in the 2015 feature film adaption of Adriana Trigiani’s beloved novel, Big Stone Gap, opposite Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Jenna Elfman.
Goldberg’s many television credits range from series, mini-series, and talk shows to movies and specials. She currently moderates ABC’s Emmy Award-winning show The View, for which she has won a Daytime Emmy Award.
Goldberg has also produced numerous series, specials, and movies for television, as well as theatrical productions on Broadway and around the world, including the Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie and the Tony-nominated Sister Act: The Musical.
She produced and made her directorial debut with the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival before its critically-acclaimed run on HBO. Goldberg and her partner Tom Leonardis produced the docu-series According to Alex for BET and Strut, an original series for Oxygen which follows a group of transgender models.
Goldberg’s Broadway credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Xanadu. She made her West End stage debut in a special limited run as Mother Superior in Sister Act: The Musical in 2011.
In 1992, Goldberg wrote her first children’s book, Alice. She also wrote Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners and the Sugar Plum Ballerinas book series for kids and for adults Book, Is It Just Me? and If Someone Says ‘You Complete Me’…Run!
LUIS GUZMÁN (EDDIE)
Luis Guzmán is an award-winning actor with more than 70 feature film roles to his credit. He recently completed the second season of the medical drama series Code Black for CBS, starring alongside Marcia Gay Harden and is currently shooting Belleville Cop which he co-stars in with Omar Sy. Guzmán has just completed The Padre alongside Nick Nolte and Tim Roth.
Guzmán’s recent feature credits include the Adam Sandler comedy The Do Over, Key & Peele’s Keanu, and the independent feature Puerto Ricans in Paris, which Guzmán starred in and executive produced. Guzmán also played a supporting regular role on the Netflix original series Narcos, about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Guzmán won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award as a member of the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s award-winning drama Traffic. He received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Soderbergh’s The Limey. Guzmán has also teamed with the director on Out of Sight and Welcome to Collinwood, the latter of which Soderbergh produced with George Clooney.
In addition, Guzmán shared in two SAG Award cast nominations for his performances in the Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically acclaimed films Magnolia and Boogie Nights, and went on to work with Anderson again on Punch-Drunk Love. His collaborations with other directors include Snake Eyes and Carlito’s Way for Brian De Palma and Family Business, Q&A, and Guilty as Sin for Sidney Lumet.
Guzmán’s more recent film work includes Top Five, with Chris Rock; We’re the Millers, with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis; The Last Stand, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, with Dwayne Johnson; and Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, with Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Among his many other credits are Fighting, opposite Terrence Howard and Channing Tatum; Beverly Hills Chihuahua; War, with Jason Statham and Jet Li; Maldeamores, produced by Benicio Del Toro; Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation; Todd Phillips’ School for Scoundrels; Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story; Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events; James Foley’s Confidence; Anger Management, with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson; Kevin Reynold’s The Count of Monte Cristo; Anthony Minghella’s Mr. Wonderful”; John Badham’s The Hard Way; True Believer; and Ridley Scott’s Black Rain.
Born in Puerto Rico, Guzmán grew up in Manhattan and graduated from City College. He worked as a youth counselor while performing in street theater and independent films. His first break was a guest role on the hit series Miami Vice, followed by guest appearances on numerous television shows. He also had recurring or regular roles on the HBO series Oz, John from Cincinnati, and How to Make it in America, the last executive produced by Mark Wahlberg.
GINA GERSHON (EVE)
Gina Gershon can currently be seen in the hit Amazon comedy series Red Oaks, the Judd Apatow produced HBO comedy series Crashing, and on the Golden Globe winning series Empire. She was most recently seen in Permission, starring opposite Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.
She can next be seen in Inconceivable opposite Nicolas Cage for Lionsgate.
She recently wrapped production on Kay Cannon’s The Pact opposite Leslie Mann and John Cena.
Previously, Gershon starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in the dark comedy Killer Joe, directed by William Friedkin. Gershon received rave reviews and was awarded "Best Supporting Actress" at the Toronto Film Festival for her performance as Sharla Smith.
Some of her most memorable roles in film include John Hughes’ box office hit Pretty in Pink, Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, the Wachowskis' Bound, Red Heat opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cocktail opposite Tom Cruise, John Sayles's City of Hope, Robert Altman's The Player, the John Woo blockbuster Face/Off opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, and Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated The Insider opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer.
On television, Gershon has had such great guest starring roles on Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO’s How to Make It In America, and Danny McBride's Eastbound & Down. Other notable credits include Denis Leary's FX series Rescue Me, a recurring arc on ABC's Ugly Betty, the CBS mini-series Sinatra, the TNT original movie Legalese, and she starred in David E. Kelley's action detective drama Snoops.
In Theatre, Gershon most recently starred in the Stephen King/John Mellencamp/T Bone Burnett musical Ghost Brothers. Additional stage credits include her role as Gabriella in the Tony Award-winning revival of Boeing Boeing, Bye Bye Birdie where she starred as Rosie, a 2001 starring role as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes's Broadway revival of Cabaret, and the stage plays Camille opposite Kathleen Turner ,and Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire (both at the Long Wharf Theatre). Gershon is a founding member of the New York-based theater company Naked Angels.
WOOD HARRIS (MICHAEL)
Wood Harris, a native of Chicago, holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Northern Illinois University. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from New York University, Graduate Acting Program, Tisch School of the Arts.
A polished actor adept at a broad array of parts and types, Harris landed his first role in Jeff Pollack's urban-themed sports drama Above the Rim, starring opposite the late Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans, and Duane Martin. However, it was 2000 that would be a breakthrough year for Harris.
In 2000, he not only landed a highly visible role as a footballer in the inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans, but also a lead in the Showtime telemovie Hendrix, a biopic of rock demigod Jimi Hendrix. The drama paved the way for more prominent billings, and Harris continued to realize his potential with a regular role on HBO's The Wire (as Avon Barksdale) and a key supporting part as Dion Warner (aka Dion Element) in Richard Kelly's Southland Tales.
His other film credits include Next Day Air, Just Another Day, The Babymakers, and Dredd. Most recently, Harris can be seen in The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Ant Man, and Creed.
Harris is also a series regular on the VH1 series The Breaks which begins shooting season two later this year.
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