Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

*Whoopi Goldberg and Charlie Sheen have been cast in the independent action-drama “Nine Eleven,” about five individuals trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and their struggle to survive, reports Variety.

Luis Guzman, Wood Harris and Olga Fonda have also been cast.

“We are immensely grateful to bring this inspirational story to life. ‘Nine Eleven’ is a highly emotional journey and it took a dynamic bunch to collectively come together to make this unique film happen,” said the film’s director and co-writer Martin Guigui. “We are fortunate to have such a gifted cast on board. Both Charlie and Whoopi are native New Yorkers who strongly identify with this story.”

Shooting began today (March 7) at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, Calif, where the entire project will be filmed.

Sheen said, “I feel deeply connected to the material and I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Whoopi Goldberg.”