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Harrelson joins Willis in Vietnam Drama

Posted by Janett on October 31, 2007

By Carly Mayberry

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Woody Harrelson is reteaming with his “Natural Born Killers” director Oliver Stone for the Vietnam War drama “Pinkville.”

Harrelson joins Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum in the United Artists project, which centres 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. The massacre ended up being a turning point in the war.

Harrelson will play Col. Henderson, the conflicted officer in charge of the task force that committed the massacre.

Michael Pena, who appeared in Stone’s “World Trade Centre” and plays an Army Ranger in Afghanistan in Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs,” also has been cast.

Production is set to begin next year, with MGM distributing.

Willis will portray William R. Peers, the Army general who investigated the incident. Tatum will play Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who aided the villagers and later testified against the soldiers.

Stone, who served in Vietnam, already revisited the conflict with the films “Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Heaven and Earth.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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