Michelle Rodriguez, Jennifer Carpenter, Channing Tatum and Tzi Ma have all joined the cast of the ensemble drama, Battle In Seattle.
The film stars Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Andre Benjamin and Martin Henderson in Stuart Townsend's directorial debut; Townsend also wrote the script. Production Weekly says the documentary-style film will focus on a dozen characters swept up in the protests, which brought the World Trade Organization's meeting to a halt. 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.
Shooting on Battle In Seattle begins next week in locations around Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington.