Pitsenbarger was offered a chance to escape the battle on a helicopter but he chose to stay behind and help out, according to the foundation. He ended up dying on the battle field, but was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor 34 years later.
Jeremy Irvine will star as Pitsenbarger. The rest of the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, William Hurt and Peter Fonda, Diane Ladd, Christopher Plummer and Alison Sudol. Both Stan and Jackson starred in Marvel’s recent Avengers movies.