Deadline exclusively reports that Tommy Lee Jones, Alec Baldwin and Milla Jovovich are the latest actors to be in talks to star in Iraq War film Shock and Awe.
Shock and Awe focuses on a group of journalists who asked the tough questions about Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, the official reason given by the Bush administration for the invasion of Iraq. The story follows Knight-Ridder reporters Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, who after the events of 9/11 met with bureau chief John Walcott to get to the bottom of who was responsible. Their sources tell them that the Bush Administration trying to tie Saddam Hussein to the terror attacks, even though there was no evidence to support such a claim. As the push for a war in Iraq increases, they bring in legendary reporter Joe Galloway to give them high-level sources to help counter the false narrative of Hussein, al-Qaeda and WMD’s. They find themselves to be one of the only media sources running stories countering the prevailing narrative and thus in the end, Iraq is invaded and their reports are proven true.
The report doesn’t state what roles Jones, Baldwin and Jovovich are potentially being tied to and still no cinematic release date has been announced yet. The trio if they join the film will join Woody Harrelson and James Marsden who are already attached.