Clint Eastwood to Direct Captain Sully Biopic
Fans have been wondering what Clint Eastwood’s next project following the successful American Sniper would be and it looks like they got their answer today.
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, announced today that the critically-acclaimed director will helm a biopic about the life of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the man who saved the lives of everyone aboard his plane in 2009 after he was forced to land his disabled jet on the Hudson River.
“Simply put, Clint Eastwood is at the top of his game, not to mention a global treasure. On the heels of his extraordinary work in American Sniper, it is tremendously exciting to see him explore the life of another captivating true-life hero. It is also great to be collaborating with Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart to produce this compelling script by Todd Komarnicki,” said Silverman in a statement.
Captain Sully himself added, “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. This is truly a dream team.”
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