Published on November 6th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Tennant of Munich
According to whoateallthepies.tv (thanks to information they borrowed from DavidTennantOnTwitter), the former Doctor is being eyed up to play an important role in a film called United, which is about the Munich air disaster of 1958.
For those who donâ€™t know about the event (and that includes this me until I visited the font of all knowledge, Wikipedia) the following took place:
â€œThe Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the “Busby Babes”, along with a number of supporters and journalists. 20 of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash.
â€œThe injured, some of whom had been knocked unconscious, were taken to the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich where 3 more died, resulting in a total of 23 fatalities with 21 survivors.â€
Sounds like itâ€™s going to be an upbeat film doesnâ€™t it. Still, it should give Tennant the chance to wobble his bottom lip and suck in air through clenched teeth a lot!
James Strong, a well known director in the world of Doctor Who is set to helm the picture that is being co-funded by the BBC itself. A 2011 release in also indicated. As always, weâ€™ll keep you updated with any further news.