Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood Sully movie gets September 2016 release date |


Tom Hanks' Sully biopic gets September 2016 release date

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Clint Eastwood’s Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger biopic has gotten a liftoff date.

Warner Bros. will release Sully, starring Tom Hanks as the veteran pilot behind the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson,” on Sept. 9, 2016,

Sullenberger, a former Air Force fighter pilot, safely landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009, after both engines were knocked out by a flock of geese shortly after taking off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. All 155 people on board survived.

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“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,” Sullenberger said in a statement earlier this year. “The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures. This is truly a dream team.”

Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles, who was the first officer and co-pilot on the plane. Laura Linney will play Sullenberger’s wife, Lorraine. Todd Komarnicki penned the script for the Eastwood-directed film.