Tom Hanks is in talks to be the captain now, Deadline reports. Just this time it’ll be in the sky, for Clint Eastwood’s Warner Bros. movie about Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the American hero and former aviator best known for the “Miracle on the Hudson.” The screenplay, by Todd Komarnicki, is based on Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow’s book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, which will reportedly dive into the pilot’s heroic landing, as well as the behind-the-scenes trouble that jeopardized his reputation. Eastwood will direct, but no word yet on whether babies featured in the biopic will be real or fake.
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