Andre Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, and Martin Henderson are set to star in the drama, Battle In Seattle.
They're joining Charlize Theron in the film written by her boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, who will also make his directorial debut. The documentary-style film will focus on a dozen characters swept up in the protests, which brought the World Trade Organisation's meeting to a halt. Production Weekly adds between 40,000 and 60,000 people protested against the WTO's Third Ministerial on November 30, 1999. They converged on Seattle to express their concerns about the power of corporations, globalization, and the gap between fantasies of the good life and the real lives of working people everywhere. Theron is expected to play Lou, a pregnant bystander who loses her child in the melee of protests and regards events with some objectivity.
Battle In Seattle begins shooting November 1st in and around Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle; it's scheduled for a 2008 release.