+VIDEO The world applauded Captain Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger when he successfully landed an Airbus A320 on New York’s River Hudson in January 2009 but what followed was an investigation that could have destroyed his career and reputation. This is the back story for a new movie, appropriately titled Sully, and the trailer promoting the film has just been released (below).
The film was made by Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Million Dollar Baby”) and stars Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
“Sully” also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
Eastwood directed the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. It’s a pretty hard-hitting revelation of how the US authorities tried to pin some blame on the crew for something that was over and finished in 208 seconds… and, let’s not forget, saved 155 people.
The film opens worldwide on 9 September 2016.