Former boxer Gary Stretch is set to rescue Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena in Oliver Stone's forthcoming September 11th (01) drama.

ALEXANDER star Stretch, 37, has been cast as New York City cop JOHN BUSCHING, who rescued Sgt JOHN McLOUGHLIN (Cage) and Officer WILLIAM J JIMENO (Pena) from the ruins of the New York's World Trade Center.

The movie, which is set to be released in August (06), is based on the true story of McLoughlin and Jimeno, the last two survivors pulled from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.