Whoa! Wounded warriors have been cast as extras for the new "Bill and Ted 3" movie. The excellent news was first tweeted by CNN news anchor Jake Tapper on Aug. 13, 2019.
Tapper, a longtime Homes for our Troops' supporter and mission ambassador, enlisted the help of friends, namely movie stars and entertainment icons, to arrange an extensive assortment of auction items to benefit the organization back in November 2018. One of the auction items was a tour of the "Bill and Ted 3" movie set.
But screen writer Ed Solomon wanted to do more for veterans than just a tour. He also cast several wounded veterans in the film, and Tapper thanked him on social media for the righteous move.
HUGE shoutout to @ed_solomon not only for donating a set visit to the latest BILL & TED romp for the winner of last year’s @HomesForOurTrps Veterans Day Auction but for ALSO casting some amazing wounded warriors as extras! (Seen below with national treasures Keanu & @Winter) 🙏 pic.twitter.com/kCkLUsq8qK— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 13, 2019
It's still unknown what part these veterans will play in the upcoming film starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, but judging by the smiles on their faces the Hollywood experience has been epic.
Another photo from the set of the latest Bill & Ted, in which @ed_solomon cast some wounded warriors as extras after helping @HomesForOurTrps with last year’s auction — can’t wait to see it! Thank you Ed, Keanu And @Winter! pic.twitter.com/vDnkBHccA1— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 15, 2019
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