Flight: Zemeckis to direct

Wed April 20, 2011 Return to Film News

  • Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct "Flight", for Paramount Pictures.
    The story centers on a alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot, who when his plane's engine malfunctions, manages to rescue the aircraft and its passengers, becoming a hero in the process. When the FAA investigates and finds evidence of drug abuse, it tries to sweep it to the side to help preserve the image of the captain, who is trying to change the course of his life.
    Denzel Washington is attached to star.

  • This would be Zemeckis' return to live-action features since 2000's "Cast Away".

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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