'Hurt Locker' Actor Joins Denzel Washington Drama 'Flight' (Exclusive)

Brian Geraghty Headshot - P 2011
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Brian Geraghty Headshot - P 2011

Brian Geraghty joins the Robert Zemeckis-directed film, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.

Brian Geraghty, best know for his work in The Hurt Locker, is in negotiations to join the cast of Robert ZemeckisFlight, the Paramount drama starring Denzel Washington.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing Flight. The script by John Gatins centers on an alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot whose plane engine malfunctions, forcing him 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 the evidence to the side to help preserve the image of the captain, who is trying to change the course of his life.

Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Kelly Reilly are in various stages of negotiations to join the cast.

Geraghty will play Washington’s co-pilot, a man who finds religion after the crash.

Geraghty, repped by UTA, Management 360 and Loeb and Loeb, is part of the ensemble cast of the Channing Tatum drama Ten Year, which was one of the big titles selling at the Toronto Film Festival. He recently completed ATM, a Gold Circle thriller in which he stars alongside Alice Eve and Josh Peck.   

Paramount had no comment.

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