Clint Eastwood has successfully appealed the rating for Warner Bros’ upcoming movie The 15:17 to Paris, which originally had been classified with an R rating. It now will be PG-13. The decision came Wednesday, according to the Classification and Rating appeals board. Deadline hears that the reason for the producers and Eastwood’s appeal was to get the broadest audience possible on the movie.
CARA originally rated Eastwood’s terrorism drama R “for a sequence of violence and bloody images.” The new language: rated PG-13 for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language.
Eastwood directed and produced the pic about the true story of three Americans who in 2015 thwarted a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris from Brussels. He repped Warner Bros in the appeals hearing Wednesday.
Eastwood and Warners’ previous collaboration, 2016’s Sully, was also rated PG-13. Before that, their 2014 war drama American Sniper was rated R.
The 15:17 To Paris bows domestically February 9, with France opening on February 7. Warners dropped the first trailer yesterday.