Warner Bros. Pictures is in talks to acquire the rights to the biopic “Sully,” the true story of American pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. At the same time, they’ve attached Clint Eastwood to direct.
Based on the book by Chelsey Sullenberg and Jeffrey Zaslow, the story takes a closer look at the man who became a national hero after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save all those on the plane – ultimately landing on the Hudson River.
Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing ever since. Though Eastwood had been circling the Boston Marathon bombing pic “Patriot’s Day,” but soon came across this instead. Allyn Stewart will also produce.