Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger

Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood.

The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.

The biopic will tell the story of "The Miracle on the Hudson" landing in 2009, when Sully and copilot Jeff Skiles successfully set their Airbus A320 down in the frigid water after striking a flock of Canada geese.

Eastwood, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker with a long list of hits to his credit, is coming off his highest grossing film ever, last year's "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper in the real-life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

There was no word on who will play Sully and Skiles in the film or when the movie is expected to be released.

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