Tom Cruise Won’t Play Hudson River Pilot

Tom Cruise will NOT be starring in a film version of the recent airplane dive into the Hudson river that made news last week according to Yahoo.

US Airways flight 1549 hit a flock of birds, lost power in both engines, and had to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River. The pilot, Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, is being hailed as a national hero for safely landing the Airbus A320 almost intact and without any loss of life.

Yesterday rumors quickly sprang up that Cruise would be involved in a film about the incident based on sound bites Cruise supposedly gave to “Entertainment Tonight”.

“I was with people today and they said, ‘There’s a movie in here’. I’m thinking about that….To have done such a heroic job…I know what it’s like, because we train for emergencies and then for it to happen and to have it turn out the way it did that’s how we want them to end” was the alleged quote attributed to the actor.

Now, Cruise’s rep deny any such talk – “There’s nothing here”.