INTRO: Nicholas Cage talks about his role in World Trade Centre movie.
STORY: In Thailand to film his latest movie, American actor Nicholas Cageon Tuesday (September 12) met with Thai press in Bangkok to talk about his recently released movie, World Trade Center.
The 42 year old actor who won an Oscar for his performance as a suicidal alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas, takes on the lead role of real-life World Trade Center survivor, Port Authority Police Department sergeant John McLoughlin.
McLoughlin is only one of 20 people pulled alive from the rubble of the Twin Towers after it fell on September 11 five years ago. Directed by acclaimed director Oliver Stone, World Trade Center is one in a slew of recent film releases coinciding with the 5th anniversary of the disaster.
The film tells the story of McLoughlin and Port Authority Police Department office Will Jimeno, who were among the first responders to the Twin Towers collapse.
They were in a team of five men who went into the buildings and were trapped when the towers collapsed. McLoughlin and Jimeno survived but were trapped for the next 12 hours, pinned beneath concrete and twisted metal 20 feet below rubble.
To prepare for his role, Cage was said to have spent time in darkness floating in a sense deprivation tank to get a feel of what his character might have gone through.
Produced by Paramount Pictures and distributed in Thailand by United International Pictures, the movie opened in theatres in the U.S. on August 9 and will premiere in Thailand next Thursday (September 21).
- Sep 12 Tue 2006 19:18