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Edward James Olmos Joins 9/11 FILM ‘WINDOWS ON THE WORLD’

July 6, 2017

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos and Ryan Guzman have joined the upcoming 9/11 film WINDOWS ON THE WORLD.

Windows on the World is the story of a man in Mexico (presumably played by Guzman) who watches the events of September 11, 2001 on the news and travels to New York City to find his father (Olmos), who was working in the Twin Towers on the top floor where the Windows on the World venues were located.

The film will be directed by Olmos’s son, Michael D. Olmos, who has worked on Filly Brown, The Green Ghost and Bedrooms. Michael will direct from a script by Robert Mailer Anderson and Zack Anderson. Robert Mailer Anderson and Vicangelo Bulluck will produce.

The Windows on the World restaurant operated in the North Tower of the World Trade Center and opened in 1976. It stayed continuously until it was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

Olmos is known for his work in films like Stand and Deliver, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, Blade Runner, Zoot Suit and Selena. He’s also known in the TV side for playing William Adama in Battlestar Galactica and as Lieutenant Martin “Marty” Castillo in Miami Vice. He is set to reprise his role as Gaff in the upcoming sequel Blade Runner 2049.

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Guzman is known for playing Sean Asa in the Step Up series of films. He played Noah Sandborn in The Boy Next Door opposite Jennifer Lopez. He’s also known for playing Carlos Gutierrez in the mini-series Heroes Reborn. He was recently seen as Roper in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some.

 

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