Clint Eastwood Set to Direct Captain Sully Sullenberger Biopic

The 'American Sniper' helmer will serve behind the lens and co-produce 'Miracle on the Hudson' about the life story of heroic pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger.

AceShowbiz - After his success with "American Sniper", Clint Eastwood will take on another real-life story. The Oscar-winning director will direct the biopic of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, a heroic pilot who made an emergency landing in the Hudson River in January 2009 and saved all 155 people on board.

Eastwood will also co-produce the movie titled "Miracle on the Hudson". Todd Komarnicki writes the script for Warner Brothers based on the pilot's memoir "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters". No casting has been announced but the movie is scheduled to enter production this fall.

"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," Sullenberger, 64, said in a statement.

"Simply put, Clint Eastwood is at the top of his game, not to mention a global treasure. On the heels of his extraordinary work in 'American Sniper', it is tremendously exciting to see him explore the life of another captivating true-life hero. It is also great to be collaborating with Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart to produce this compelling script by Todd Komarnicki," said Greg Silverman, WB's president of creative development and worldwide production.

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