First Look at Tom Hanks as Sully in the Clint Eastwood Film
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Warner Bros. Pictures’ Captain “Sully” Sullenberger biopic Sully, starring Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Bride of Spies, Captain Phillips) as Captain Sully and directed by Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby). Check out the first photo of Tom Hanks as Sully in the gallery below, as well as the new poster!
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Sully (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen, The Dark Knight) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (The Savages, Kinsey) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project is being produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson serving as executive producer.
A Malpaso, Flashlight Films, Kennedy/Marshall Company production, Sully will be released on September 9, 2016.