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Clint Eastwood's next film to be the story of the Miracle on the Hudson

06.02.2015

It has become known as the "Miracle on the Hudson". The true story of how airline pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger successfully saved the lives of everyone on board his plane was front page news back in 2009. It launched Sullenberger to fame and resulted in his memoir which has been awaiting a big screen adaptation for years. Now, AMERICAN SNIPER director Clint Eastwood is ready to make it happen.

Eastwood is coming off the incredible box office performance of AMERICAN SNIPER and has been in talks to direct another true story, that of Atlanta Olympics security guard Richard Jewell, but that deal has apparently fallen apart. While Jonah Hill is still set to appear in that film, the Sullenberger project is moving forward with the pilot himself giving Eastwood the seal of approval.

“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."

The screenplay for the film is being written by Todd Komarnicki. Eastwood will produce the film and will likely go intro production this year. Eastwood was also mulling a remake of A STAR IS BORN but that has also apparently fallen apart. The 85-year-old took a brief break after directing JERSEY BOYS and AMERICAN SNIPER back to back. Despite not being blown away by his directing chops of late, there are worse projects Eastwood could have chosen to go with. I am not holding my breath with excitement to see this movie but it also will depend on who he casts in the lead role.

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2:37PM on 06/03/2015

Miracle?? The guy did his job.

Do I get a medal every time a server goes down and I replace it and fix everything in two hours? No.

Why is this movie material? It is just boring and a waste of time for Clint Eastwood.
Do I get a medal every time a server goes down and I replace it and fix everything in two hours? No.

Why is this movie material? It is just boring and a waste of time for Clint Eastwood.
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11:10PM on 06/02/2015

Not sure how there's enough story there....

I love Clint, but we already know the most important part, and unless Sully's got some amazing life story (or they're going to go crazy with the passenger backstories), there isn't enough material to be a serious movie. We'll see how he handles that.
I love Clint, but we already know the most important part, and unless Sully's got some amazing life story (or they're going to go crazy with the passenger backstories), there isn't enough material to be a serious movie. We'll see how he handles that.
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10:47PM on 06/02/2015
Any film in the hand of Clint Eastwood is fine by me and Happy Birthday, Mr. Eastwood!
Any film in the hand of Clint Eastwood is fine by me and Happy Birthday, Mr. Eastwood!
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9:06PM on 06/02/2015
I'll watch anything Eastwood makes. Legend.
I'll watch anything Eastwood makes. Legend.
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7:00PM on 06/02/2015

casting round up....

Top choices for Sully:
1. William H. Macy
2. Paul Giamatti
Top choices for Sully:
1. William H. Macy
2. Paul Giamatti
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8:26PM on 06/02/2015
co-pilot: sir weve lost engines....we're crashing

Sully (as played by William H. Macy): Oh Geez....Oh Geez...Geez OH GEEZE!!!
co-pilot: sir weve lost engines....we're crashing

Sully (as played by William H. Macy): Oh Geez....Oh Geez...Geez OH GEEZE!!!
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5:43PM on 06/02/2015

huh

I'm sorry. But what for? Not everything needs tip be turned into a movie. If one of my farts stops a terrorist attack, there's no reason for a movie to be made about it. Good for Sully though. He did great.
I'm sorry. But what for? Not everything needs tip be turned into a movie. If one of my farts stops a terrorist attack, there's no reason for a movie to be made about it. Good for Sully though. He did great.
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6:30PM on 06/02/2015
I'd see an animated movie about a terrorist hunting fart cloud directed by matt stone and trey parker with the voice talents of seth rogen and bill hader at least 4 times in theatres.
I'd see an animated movie about a terrorist hunting fart cloud directed by matt stone and trey parker with the voice talents of seth rogen and bill hader at least 4 times in theatres.
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5:41PM on 06/02/2015
Another movie drenched in unabashed patriotism? No thanks...
Another movie drenched in unabashed patriotism? No thanks...
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5:59PM on 06/02/2015
Fuck off liberal pansy bitch.
Fuck off liberal pansy bitch.
6:10PM on 06/02/2015
What a moron. What is "patriotic" about an airline pilot landing a plane?

Seriously, could you sound more like an idiot if you tried? I'm betting not.....
What a moron. What is "patriotic" about an airline pilot landing a plane?

Seriously, could you sound more like an idiot if you tried? I'm betting not.....
7:32PM on 06/02/2015
Following this logic (landing a plane safely on the Hudson and receiving due accolade for it being patriotic, and therefor disgusting)...would the non-patriotic (and, thus, progressive and *obviously* correct) thing to do have been to crash the plane? Or shit on Sully for getting everyone out alive? Huzzah Left!
Following this logic (landing a plane safely on the Hudson and receiving due accolade for it being patriotic, and therefor disgusting)...would the non-patriotic (and, thus, progressive and *obviously* correct) thing to do have been to crash the plane? Or shit on Sully for getting everyone out alive? Huzzah Left!
6:05PM on 06/03/2015
Don't take Vong as indicative of liberals everywhere.
Don't take Vong as indicative of liberals everywhere.
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