Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood Start Shooting ‘Sully’

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Tom Hanks attends the Opening Night Gala Screening of Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ at the AFI Film Fest at the TCL Chinese Theatre (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

The story of Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s heroic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River is being brought to the big screen with Clint Eastwood directing and Tom Hanks starring as Captain Sully. Filming is currently underway on Sully, a Warner Bros. Pictures production based on Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Todd Komarnicki adapted the book and Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney are on board as Sully’s co-pilot Jeff Skiles and Sully’s wife, respectively.

Eastwood, Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore are producing Sully, with Kipp Nelson executive producing. Filming began in New York on September 28, 2015 with the production also set to shoot in LA, Atlanta, and North Carolina.

The Plot: On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (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.