The trailer for 9/11, a new film about the 2001 New York terrorist attacks starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg, has been released and it has sparked a huge backlash online.
Reactions have ranged from disbelief to anger at the trailer for the drama, which sees Sheen trapped in a lift in the World Trade Centre as the September 11 terrorist attack takes place.
The melodramatic trailer shows Sheen's character, who is trapped in the North Tower along with a group of strangers, try to figure out a way to escape the building. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg's character, who appears to be a security guard monitoring the CCTV cameras, tries to help them escape.
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The trailer features real footage of the 9/11 terrorist attack alongside the fictional story of a group of people's quest for survival.
The response on Twitter has not been positive, with many commentators branding the trailer "offensive" and "tasteless".
Hollywood continues to make a movies that are terrible ideas, and a 9/11 movie starring Charlie Sheen has to be the worst one yet— Connor (@connortheOGfam) July 25, 2017
Cheesy.- Trying too hard to elicit a certain response from the audience; unsubtle, inauthentic.— Anabel (@cle_boo) July 21, 2017
Example: 9/11 movie starring Charlie Sheen pic.twitter.com/FN5sSWhfq8
making a 9/11 movie in 2017 is already bad enough but casting charlie sheen and whoopi goldberg is like asking to be laughed at— ?? (@weeabob) July 23, 2017
Who tf thought it was a good idea to have Charlie Sheen be the lead actor in a movie about 9/11?— Logan (@loganstephens24) July 25, 2017
I watched a trailer for a movie called "9/11" starring Charlie Sheen and it's awful and manipulative and makes me mad at everyone involved.— Brandon Shockney (@Beeshock) July 21, 2017
This Charlie Sheen 9/11 movie trailer is Extremely Tasteless and Incredibly Unnecessary. I wish that wasn't a real sentence but yay jokes?— Ben Gaspin (@BenGaspin) July 21, 2017
BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS.— Chris Wasser (@chriswasser) July 25, 2017
Charlie Sheen's 9/11 movie, everybody. The word you're looking for is JAYSUS. https://t.co/z7ZyF4gJ4S
I don't think I've ever been angrier than seeing the 9/11 movie trailer.— Video Game Attorney (@MrRyanMorrison) July 25, 2017
9/11 is directed by Martin Guigui, who previously helmed 1999's My X-Girlfriend’s Reception and the forthcoming Bachelorette Weekend.
It is due to be released in US cinemas on September 8, three days before the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.