If you thought you were in awe of US Airways pilot, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger before, then definitely check out the just-released audio clip (embedded below) of his communications with air traffic control in the moments before Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River last month. As the incredulous controller scrambles to find a close-enough runway after a bird strike crippled both engines, Sullenberg coolly states, “We’re gonna be in the Hudson.” I defy you to come up with a better tag line. The captain and his crew will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday, and we think the time’s right to start talking movie adaptation. Who’s going to play Sully? Harrison Ford? George Clooney? Or how about a dark horse candidate like Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins from The Visitor?
And while we’re casting, how about Kelly Clarkson returning to the big screen to play this girl?