Oliver Stone is in final negotiations to direct the $40 million Vietnam War mystery drama “Pinkville” which Mikko Alanne is writing.
Based on a true story, Bruce Willis will play William R. Peers, the real-life Army general who investigated the infamous 1968 My Lai Massacre of up to 500 Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers – most of them unarmed women, children and elderly.
Channing Tatum will portray Hugh Thompson Jr., an Army helicopter pilot who helped stop the killing by flying between the attackers and the My Lai villagers, rescued survivors and later testified against the soldiers.
Michael Pena is in talks to play Capt. Ernest Medina, the tough commanding officer of the troops responsible for the massacre who was charged in the crimes but ultimately found not guilty.
United Artists is in talks to finance and distribute through MGM. Stone will go into production early next year.