‘Sully’ biopic adds Eastwood
Clint Eastwood’s next movie has been cleared for takeoff.
The “American Sniper” filmmaker is set to direct Warner Bros.’ as-yet-untitled biopic about Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, the veteran pilot who safely landed a disabled jetliner on the Hudson River in 2009, the studio announced Tuesday. Eastwood will work from a script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters,” by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.
The film will recount how Sullenberger successfully set US Airways Flight 1549 and its 155 passengers down onto the icy, 65-foot-deep waters by Manhattan with no casualties. The film also promises to explore behindthe-scenes drama that could have cost Sullenberger his reputation and his wings.