Leo, Dale Take “Flight” With Zemeckis

Melissa Leo and James Badge Dale have joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” at Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Denzel Washington plays a pilot who rescues his passengers from a dangerous situation but who turns out not to be as heroic as he appears as his negligence (due to an addiction) was partly responsible for the danger in the first place.

Leo will play an investigator determined to expose the pilot, while Dale portrays a man dying of cancer.

Zemeckis helms from a screenplay by John Gatins. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie McDonald are producing.