Denzel Washington checks in for Flight

What is it with Denzel Washington and large vehicles?

Having had one of his subway trains jacked in The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 , then had a cargo train go out of control in Unstoppable , he's now signed up to star as the hero pilot of a damaged plane in the film Flight .

Here's the official blurb:

Flight tells the redemption story of 'Whip' (Washington), a commercial airline pilot who pulls off a heroic feat of flying in a damaged plane, saving 98 lives on a flight carrying 106 people. While the world begs to embrace him as a true American hero, the everyman struggles with this label as he is forced to hold up to the scrutiny of an investigation that brings into question his behaviour the night before the doomed flight.”

The film has been written by Real Steel -scribe John Gatins and will be directed by Robert Zemeckis. Shooting begins this October in Atlanta.