Denzel Washington knows dignified, and in the upcoming Flight, he’ll have Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis ensuring that he comes across as nothing less than a dignified heroic pilot. Zemeckis jettisoned Replay, a film he was attached to, in order to lock this one down, so it’s a safe assumption he’s pretty excited about Flight.
I mean, it would hard to be an undignified heroic pilot, but it’s possible if you had a mustard stain on your uniform or something. Anyway, if Zemeckis gave Gump dignity, than Denzel as a hero pilot shouldn’t be too hard.
You know what? It’s Friday afternoon. Let’s have the press release do the heavy lifting for this piece:
Written by John Gatins (“Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story,” “Real Steel”), FLIGHT tells the redemption story of “Whip” (Washington), a commercial airline pilot who pulls off a heroic feat of flying in a damaged plane, saving 98 lives on a flight carrying 106 people. While the world begs to embrace him as a true American Hero, the everyman struggles with this label as he is forced to hold up to the scrutiny of an investigation that brings into question his behavior the night before the doomed flight.
There ya go. Have a good weekend.