Director Oliver Stone revealed on the Blu-ray and DVD audio commentary track for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which hit stores December 21st, that he may resurrect his Vietnam War drama Pinkville with Shia LaBeouf taking the lead.
LaBeouf has expressed interest in the project due to the fact that his father was a helicopter pilot during the war. Stone discussed Pinkville at great lengths with Shia while making Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Pinkville was slated to start shooting in December of 2007, but got shelved indefinitely after the Writers Guild of America strike halted production. We reported in January 2008 that the project would not be revived by United Artists. We hadn't heard anything regarding Pinkville until now.
The movie centers on the infamous My Lai Massacre in 1968, where hundreds of Vietnam villagers were slaughtered by American soldiers. There is speculation that LaBeouf might be interested in portraying Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot who put an end to the massacre by putting his chopper between the soldiers and villagers. Channing Tatum was originally set to play Thompson before the project was delayed.
The information on the commentary track was discovered by IGN.