Clint Eastwood to Direct Movie About Captain Sully for Warner Bros
"This is truly a dream team." Warner Bros has officially announced that Clint Eastwood will be directing the movie about Captain Sully, the pilot who was able to safely land U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. The title seems to be Miracle on the Hudson, but that may change. The announcement was made official by Warner Bros via THR, with statements from Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger himself. "I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and veteran producers Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall. The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures," he says. Looks like a fine team, here's to hoping it turns out okay.
Clint Eastwood has been on a roll, directing movie after movie after movie recently. He latest was American Sniper (which was nominated for Best Picture), as well as Jersey Boys, J. Edgar, Hereafter, Invictus and Gran Torino. The screenplay for Miracle on the Hudson is being written by Todd Komarnicki, adapting from Sullenberger's memoir Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. The film will tell his life story and as well as the story of the Hudson River landing. In addition to directing, Eastwood and Tim Moore will produce at Malpaso Productions alongside Marshall and Stewart of Flashlight Films. For some reason I keep thinking of Flight, but this is a slightly different story. We'll watch out for any developments.