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The world was stunned when Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger landed a damaged Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in New York City on January 15th 2009. The pilot became an instant icon, and the incident immediately passed into legend. Now, Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood is set to bring the story to the big screen for Warner Bros, and fellow Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is apparently in talks to take the lead role. The only surprising thing about this is the fact that it’s taken so long to get to it.
Captain Sullenberger learned to fly at the age of 16, later becoming a fighter pilot in the Us Air Force. He quickly progressed to the rank of Captain, and also served on an accident investigation board. Joining Us Airways – previously Pacific Southwest Airlines – in 1980, Sullenberger later went on to found a safety, management and reliability consulting firm, named Safety »
- Sarah Myles
When it was announced earlier this month that Clint Eastwood was going to make a movie about Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the "Miracle on the Hudson," our ears perked up - as happens when a high profile director signs on to a high profile film. Now the project has gotten infinitely more impressive, however, as Tom Hanks is now in talks to play the lead role in the movie. Deadline has the scoop on the story, saying that negotiations are still on-going to have Hanks sign on to the movie - which doesn't appear to have a title at this time. The movie is being based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters," that was written by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, and Todd Komarnicki (Perfect Stranger) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to write the script. For those that don't remember, Captain Sullenberger is famous »
Following the success of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood has found his next project, which will once again be a biopic. Eastwood has signed on to direct a movie focusing on airline pilot Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger. Captain Sullenberger rose to prominence in 2009, when he managed to land a plane on the Hudson River following an engine accident, with no casualties as a result of his actions. The screenplay for the film will come from Perfect Stranger scribe Todd Komarnicki, who will adapt the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, which was co-authored by Sullenberger himself.
In their announcement of the film, Warner Bros. had this to add.
it will go beyond Sullenberger’s almost impossible and much-heralded achievement of safely landing a jumbo jet on the water, which was captured on video and viewed around the world. But behind the scenes, a drama was unfolding that could »
- Deepayan Sengupta
On January 15, 2009 Captain Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III flew into a flock of birds, had the left engine on his plane catch fire, and in order to save the lives of everyone on board, made a successful crash landing in the Hudson River. He immediately became a media darling, America's Captain Sully, and now his life is getting the movie treatment. Clint Eastwood has signed on to direct the movie which be based on the book, "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters" by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Todd Komarnicki ("Perfect Stranger") is writing the script about not only what happened on Us Airways Flight 1549, but behind the scenes too with Sully's career on the line. Here's the book synopsis: Read More: Clint Eastwood Eyes Richard Jewel Picture With Leonardo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill To Star On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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