‘Law & Order’s’ Tamara Tunie Cast in ‘Flight’

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Tamara Tunie (‘Law & Order: SVU’) has landed a role to appear alongside Denzel Washington in the new drama Flight.

Director Robert Zemeckis has slated production to begin later this month in Atlanta. Written by John Gatins, “Flight,” centers on a alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot (Washington). When his plane’s engine malfunctions, the pilot manages to rescue the aircraft and its passengers, becoming a hero in the process. When the FAA investigates and finds evidence of drug abuse, it tries to sweep it to the side to help preserve the image of the captain, who is trying to change the course of his life.

Tunie will play the lead flight attendant who reveals damaging information about his substance abuse problems in a routine interview.

Don Cheadle and Garcelle Beauvais are set to co-star.