Sheen and Goldberg star in 9/11 drama

Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen.

NEW YORK • Stars Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg are acting in a film about the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that began filming on Monday.

The action- drama, titled Nine Eleven, tells the story of five people trapped in one of the elevators of the World Trade Center.

Its Twin Towers collapsed after two planes crashed into them.

Shooting for the film, which is taking place in the southern California city of Long Beach, is due to last through this month and the movie is scheduled for release later this year.

Argentine director Martin Guigui, 50, said: "It's a project eight years in the making. A miracle it's come together."

The film is the first major project for Two And A Half Men star Sheen since he announced last year that he is HIV-positive.

The cast of Nine Eleven includes Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman - known for his role in Magnolia (1999), Traffic (2000) and Boogie Nights (1997) - and Wood Harris, who played the role of drug baron Avon Barksdale in crime drama The Wire (2002-2008).

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