Eastwood to Direct Captain 'Sully' Biopic

Movie will tell of Sullenberger landing his passenger plane in Hudson
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2015 6:51 PM CDT
Eastwood to Direct Captain 'Sully' Biopic
A 2011 photo of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Clint Eastwood has picked his next project as a director—the story of how Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed his US Airways plane safely in the Hudson River in 2009, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The 85-year-old Eastwood is coming off American Sniper, which grossed more than a half-billion dollars to become the most successful movie with a war theme ever, notes USA Today. No word yet on when Miracle on the Hudson will be out, or who will play Sully, but shooting begins in the fall. (More Clint Eastwood stories.)

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