Young Platoon Cast For Vietnam-War Film

Courtesy of Deadline

An ensemble of well-known actors has announced to join the cast for Vietnam war-film, based on the novel by Tim O’Brien.

Tye Sheridan, Tom Hardy, Stephan James, Bill Skarsgård, Pete Davidson & Ashton Sanders have all join the upcoming war-picture with Rupert Sanders as the director. The film will be based on Tim O’Brien critical acclaimed collection of stories of a platoon’s frontlines experience in the Vietnam War

This is not all of the cast either, reports say. Scott B. Smith is set to pen the screenplay together with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. MadRiver has acquired the world sales rights and a planned shooting in Thailand in early 2021 is set. CAA Media Finance arranges finance and covers North America. Amy T. Hu from MJZ is an executive producer on the project.

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Producer Zander of MJZ has developed the project for years:

“Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is his seminal masterwork – a raw, unflinching, and emotionally truthful literary experience filtered through a kaleidoscope of memory that’s impossible not to be profoundly moved by,” said HSB’s Hardy and Baker jointly. “We are all deeply passionate about and honoured to have the good fortune of working alongside Tim in bringing his vital classic to screen – and together with our incredible cast, Rupert, Scott, and David – we look forward to creating what we feel will be an important film.”

The novel The Thing They Carried itself is based on the authors war-experience during the war. It has won several prizes and is taught in American middle-schools.  Kiefer Sutherland starred in a similar adaption from same source material called A Soldier’s Sweetheart from 1998.

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