Aaron Eckhart is set to join Tom Hanks in the Clint Eastwood-directed movie about the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ 2009 incident at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Hanks will star as Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed his plane full of 155 passengers in the Hudson River after both engines were knocked out by a flock of geese.
Eckhart will play Jeff Skiles, the first officer and co-pilot on the Airbus A320. He was manually flying the plane when the birds crashed into the engines and helped Sully safely land it.
Todd Komarnicki penned the script for the film which will be drawn from Sullenberger’s life and memoir. Eastwood, Tim Moore, Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall will produce.