Clint Eastwood to Direct Biopic About Hero Pilot Who Crash Landed a Plane Into the Hudson River

Clint Eastwood to Direct Biopic About Hero Pilot Who Crash Landed a Plane Into the Hudson River

Jun 02, 2015

Clint Eastwood may be 85 years old, but he's possibly an even hotter commodity in Hollywood now as a director than he ever was as an actor. That'll happen after you make a massive hit like American Sniper, which surprised everyone when it took down Captain America, the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Hunger Games to become the highest grossing movie at the American box office last year.

Now Eastwood is looking to tap into a similar vein with a movie about Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who saved 155 passengers when he safely crash landed a plane into the Hudson River back in 2009. The movie won't be purely about that flight, though. Instead Todd Komarnicki's script is an adaptation of the Sullenberger biography Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. As was the case with American Sniper, the currently untitled movie will focus on the former serviceman's life leading up to that fateful day.

The real question, however, is this: Is there any way Eastwood's movie can possibly be better than Norm Macdonald's eerily accurate movie?

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