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
A 2011 photo of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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(Newser) – 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.

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