*Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to join his “Avengers” co-star Sebastian Stan in “The Last Full Measure,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, the film follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Stan) as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of more than 60 Marines who were ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he continued to save lives until his own was sacrificed.
Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli and Linus Roache also star in the film from director Todd Robinson.
Principal photography is set to begin later this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.
Jackson will soon be seen in the Warner Bros. film “Kong: Skull Island,” due in theaters Friday (March 10), and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” for Lionsgate in August. He recently wrapped Brie Larson’s directorial debut “Unicorn Store.”