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Laura Linney to join Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart in Clint Eastwood's latest

08.17.2015
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The cast of Clint Eastwood's Captain Sully film continues to come together; we've already learned that Eastwood has tapped Tom Hanks to fill the title role of Captain Sully and that Aaron Eckhart will play Jeff Skiles, Sully's first officer and co-pilot. Now Deadline is reporting that Laura Linney (MR. HOLMES) is reaching a deal to play the Captain's wife, Lorraine "Lorrie" Sullenberger.

Eastwood's film will tell the story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the man who successfully pulled off the miraculous emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in what would later be known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." This will mark Laura Linney's third team-up with Clint Eastwood after ABSOLUTE POWER and MYSTIC RIVER (one of my favourite Eastwood films.) Clint Eastwood will be directing the biopic from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, which in turn drew from "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters," the book written by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

I don't know as much about the "Miracle on the Hudson" as some of you might, but a cursory glance at the events leads me to wonder just how they're going to turn this into something more than "we hit some birds and crashed into the water, but we're all okay." Linney has several films coming up; GENIUS with Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman and, for some reason, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2. Everybody's got to eat I suppose.

Source: Deadline

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7:38AM on 08/18/2015
That scene from Mystic River has always rubbed me the wrong way. We never had any indication throughout the film that Linney's character was so manipulative and cold and yet suddenly this scene happens. Never made a shred of sense and feels so out of place.
That scene from Mystic River has always rubbed me the wrong way. We never had any indication throughout the film that Linney's character was so manipulative and cold and yet suddenly this scene happens. Never made a shred of sense and feels so out of place.
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3:55AM on 08/18/2015
Hopefully this is much better than eastwoods awful american sniper.
Hopefully this is much better than eastwoods awful american sniper.
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7:15AM on 08/18/2015
Wouldn't get my hopes up too much. I mean the man is a living icon who's made some truly great movies. But that being said in the last couple of years he's clearly lost his marbles(don't believe me? just watch his monologue against a chair. not kidding!) making one lazy crappy movie after the other and yes American sniper was just an abomination. It is time for Eastwood to retire, so we will remember him for all the great stuff he did in prior decades.
Wouldn't get my hopes up too much. I mean the man is a living icon who's made some truly great movies. But that being said in the last couple of years he's clearly lost his marbles(don't believe me? just watch his monologue against a chair. not kidding!) making one lazy crappy movie after the other and yes American sniper was just an abomination. It is time for Eastwood to retire, so we will remember him for all the great stuff he did in prior decades.
1:21PM on 08/18/2015
Id love to see him retire after one last western, either appearing it one or directing one both together is the dream tho. Even just one badass scene would be enough for me to be happy lol. I do agree to a point tho but if you look over his career he has directed films worse than jersey boys and things like million dollar baby and mystic river wherent too long ago.

It'll be a sad day when he retires tho.
Id love to see him retire after one last western, either appearing it one or directing one both together is the dream tho. Even just one badass scene would be enough for me to be happy lol. I do agree to a point tho but if you look over his career he has directed films worse than jersey boys and things like million dollar baby and mystic river wherent too long ago.

It'll be a sad day when he retires tho.
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