Clint Eastwood to Direct Movie About Captain Sully for Warner Bros

June 2, 2015
Source: THR

Clint Eastwood / Captain Sully

"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.

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  • Gonna get hate for this, but I think Eastwood's craft is sloppy. He doesn't belong in the director's chair anymore.
    This is going to be a tense one.
  • Nielsen700
    Dude looks ugly. Why watch a movie about an ugly person?
  • ari smulders
    Clint Eastwood isnt the best visual director, but he can tell a great story. American sniper was insanely intense and one my favorites of last year.
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  • TheOct8pus
    Does this story really warrant a movie? I mean, the guy is a hero and an ace pilot, no doubt, but all he did was (very skillfully) avoid a disaster. In other news, I actually saw this happen. I was working in a building on the Hudson at the time and watched it unfold in real time.




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