The Hurt Locker's Brian Geraghty is in talks to take Flight for Paramount. THR reports that Geraghty is close to a deal to star in the drama from Robert Zemeckis starring Denzel Washington. The film is being produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. John Gatins penned the script that 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 also in talks to star. Geraghty will play Washington’s co-pilot, a man who finds religion after the crash. Geraghty currently stars in the Channing Tatum drama Ten Year, which was being sold at the Toronto Film Festival. He recently finished ATM, a Gold Circle thriller in which he stars alongside Alice Eve and Josh Peck.
This sounds like a great role for Geraghty and a cool story. I am excited to see what Zemeckis does with a live-action film. What are your thoughts?