Stone telling My Lai tale at United Artists
EmptyOliver Stone is in final negotiations with United Artists to direct "Pink-ville," a Vietnam War drama based on a true story set to star Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum. Mi-chael Pena is in talks to play the third lead.
Willis will play William R. Peers, the real-life Army general who investigated the infamous 1968 My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese civilians.
Tatum will portray Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who helped stop the killing by flying between the attackers and the My Lai villagers, rescued survivors and later testified against the soldiers.
Pena is in talks to play Capt. Ernest Medina, the commanding officer of the troops responsible for the massacre who was charged but ultimately found not guilty.