The first trailer has landed for director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight. Starring Denzel Washington as a heroic commercial airline pilot who miraculously lands a disabled jet, Flight goes deeper by delving into the real reasons behind the near-catastrophe. The trailer does a nice job at highlighting the cast, which includes the always-charismatic Washington alongside John Goodman, Don Cheadle, James Badge Dale, Melissa Leo and Bruce Greenwood. It also attempts to take what is initially a fairly thin inciting incident in John Gatins’ (Real Steel) screenplay and expand it to more of a human interest story. You’ll have to decided for yourself whether the trailer gets you interested or not. Flight opens November 2nd of this year. Hit the jump to see the trailer along with the first image and poster for the movie.
Two bits of casting news for you tonight for two projects that have been adding a lot of talent lately. First up, Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) joins Denzel Washington in Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis. The drama stars Washington as a pilot with a history of drug and alcohol abuse who safely lands a damaged plane. As the investigation of the malfunction unfolds, an interview with the lead flight attendant (Tunie) leads to the unraveling of the heroic façade of Washington’s character. The drama also stars John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Leo. Filming begins this month in Atlanta.
The indie film Disconnect has added Hope Davis (Real Steel) as a mom with an identity crisis who is also coping with her son’s attempted suicide. Director Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball) recently added Jason Bateman, Paula Patton and Haley Ramm to the cast. Billed as “a drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world,” Disconnect also stars Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Nyqvist.