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Sully (2016, D: Clint Eastwood) S: Tom Hanks -- Capt. Chesley Sullenberger biopic

Looks like there is no stopping the 85 year old Eastwood.

How is Clint Eastwood following American Sniper? Chronicling the life of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, that’s how. Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that the Hollywood icon would be directing the biopic of the commercial airline pilot who was touted as a national hero in 2009. The script, written by Todd Komarnicki (Perfect Stranger), is based on the pilot’s autobiography, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, co-written by Jeffrey Zaslow. The film is untitled at the moment, and production will begin later this year.

“Simply put, Clint Eastwood is at the top of his game, not to mention a global treasure,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in a statement. “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.”

To refresh your memory: Sullenberger was piloting US Airways Flight 1549 when it struck a flock of birds. He then performed an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River. Everyone on the flight survived. But the film’s scope will look beyond that one January day.

“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,” Sullenberger said in a statement. “The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures. This is truly a dream team.”

Eastwood is on the heels of his biggest directorial project in Sniper, which earned nearly $550 million worldwide. He, Stewart, Marshall, and Tim Moore are producers on the self-proclaimed dream team, while Kipp Nelson and Steven Mnuchin will executive produce.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/02...ic-warner-bros
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

Damn, he's really going head first into these biopics.
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

I know how the story ends...
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

Don't get me wrong, Sullenberger is a true hero indeed, compare to the "sport heroes", but how is someone who did something incredible for less than 15 mins a good topic for 2 hours feature. He got his 15 mins of fame. That's good and plenty. They better do a good job of backtracking Sullenberger's career and add some gumble to the jambalaya. Like that time when he had to return a pair of pants. He was waiting for the train and slipped and fell on some mud ruining the very pants he was going to return. When he got to the store, the store clerk told him he can't return it because it's dirty.
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I'm only interested if the fake baby is in this one, too.
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

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I'm only interested if the fake baby is in this one, too.
The fake baby = 21st Century Sandra Locke
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Well, hope they use the Duck Tales theme for the movie.
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Not a famous enough actor. And too tough looking. I'd go with William H Macy

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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

If that's your lead, may I suggest the film be titled "Sully'd!"
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

Instead of the plane hitting a flock of birds they're going to change it to a terrorist attack by a middle eastern explosives expert named Moustspha.
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

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Instead of the plane hitting a flock of birds they're going to change it to a terrorist attack by a middle eastern explosives expert named Moustspha.
and have Steven Seagal in a small, but memorable part.
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Not a famous enough actor. And too tough looking. I'd go with William H Macy

dude, Macy was totally my 2nd choice. he's actually 5 years older than Wiles (and closer to Sully's age) but i couldn't find a pic of him with white hair
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

Tom Hanks is being eyed to play Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. in “Sully.”

Sources tell Variety Hanks is in final talks to play the brave captain who safely landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River.

Based on the book by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the story takes a closer look at the man who became a national hero after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save the passengers.

Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing ever since. Eastwood had been circling the Boston Marathon bombing pic “Patriot’s Day” at CBS Films, but decided to spotlight another American hero after coming across “Sully.”

Marshall will produce with Allyn Stewart.

Like Eastwood, Hanks has been drawn to playing roles based on real individuals, such as “Captain Phillips,” Jim Lovell in “Apollo 13″ and, most recently, Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Hanks can be seen next in Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” and is currently filming “Inferno” where he will reprise his role of Robert Langdon. He is repped by CAA.
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Re: Sully - Capt. Chesley Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

Ethiopian pirates are going to hijack the plane.
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Studio exec #1: "We need any 'every man' for the part."

Studio exec #2: "There's only one every man in Hollywood that we can count on."

Studio exec #1: "Tom Hanks?"

Studio exec #2: "Tom Hanks."
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I just don't see how this will be a particularly interesting story. "In 2016, a man will do his job."
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Re: Sully - Capt. Chesley Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

I think they are going to mix flashbacks (to his childhood, pilot training etc) and flashforwards (to the day he flew the plane) to tell this story. IMO, it's the only storytelling device that really would make sense for him. So many biopics have done it.
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Some good red meat for the nigh-senile Eastwood to sink his teeth into.
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I'd be a bit disappointed if it was Hanks... he just did a biopic for crying out loud. Macy certainly looks the part. Costner could rock the stache and put in a nice performance...
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I'd be a bit disappointed if it was Hanks... he just did a biopic for crying out loud. Macy certainly looks the part. Costner could rock the stache and put in a nice performance...
Same here. Hanks is one of my favorite actors but this just seems like lazy casting to me.
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I just don't see how this will be a particularly interesting story. "In 2016, a man will do his job."
I can see them really going to town on the big central set piece with FX and such.
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Re: Untitled Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic (D: Clint Eastwood)

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and have Steven Seagal in a small, but memorable part.
Why not have the plane hit a flock of Steven Seagals?
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Cant wait for the "Baby Jessica" biopic

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