Hudson River Pilot Story Gets Filmed

Kennedy/Marshall Co. and Flashlight Films have optioned the film rights Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s memoir “Highest Duty” reports Variety.

Sullenberger is the veteran pilot who shot to news fame early last year when he safely landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after birds flew into the engines and crippled the jet.

Sullenberger landed the plane safely on the river’s surface, saving the lives of all 155 passengers on board. He co-wrote the book with Jeffrey Zaslow and will serve as consultant on the project along with his wife.

It’s presently unknown if the film could become a theatrical feature or a television movie. The project is now out to writers but no studio is yet attached.