“No one warned us. No one said you are going to lose both engines at a lower altitude than any jet in history.” What would you do? Probably not what Captain Chesley Sullenberger did in 2009, when he piloted an Airbus A320 that had hit a flock of birds to a landing in New York’s Hudson River — without a single casualty among the 155 souls onboard. Now Hollywood is telling his story.
Here’s the first trailer for director Clint Eastwood’s Sully, starring two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the pilot. After the miraculous landing, as Sully was being heralded as a hero by the public and the media, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Aaron Eckhart plays co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney is Sully’s wife, Lorraine. Todd Komarnicki wrote the screenplay based on Highest Duty, the book Sullenberger wrote with Jeffrey Zaslow.
From Warner Bros Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, the film is produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. It opens September 9. Have a look at the trailer above and tell us what you think.