He saved the lives of everyone on board by avoiding that disastrous crash, and now Tom Hank is in talks to play Sully in a movie which will delve not only into that fateful day, but also other areas of his life.
That’s thanks to Sully’s memoir, Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, a book which it’s been said captured all the behind the scenes drama “that could have cost him his reputation and his wings.”
This is a solid bit of casting, and one Hanks is well suited to after taking on a similarly heroic role as an everyman of sorts in Captain Phillips. Eastwood sometimes comes under fire from critics for his style of filmmaking, but America Sniper ended up being a massive hit, so he can really do anything he likes now!
There’s no word on a release date for this movie yet though, so be sure to stay tuned for further updates.