By Mandela Wells
Actor Aaron Eckhart has officially signed on to Clint Eastwood’s Sully. Eckhart will be starring alongside Tom Hanks in the picture that is directed by Eastwood. Sully tells the story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the famous pilot who was controlling the plane during the well known “Miracle on the Hudson” incident. Eckhart will be playing Jeff Skiles who was Captain Sully’s first officer and co-pilot, and was flying the plane when birds crashed into the engine, causing it to fail. Both he and Sullenberger were responsible for safely landing the Airbus A320 plane into the nearby river. The two managed to save the lives of 155 people, but also potentially hundreds more because of the safe landing zone.
Todd Komarncki is writing the screenplay which he is adapting from Captain Sully’s memoir, “Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters”. The film is believed to also be dealing with the aftermath of the event as well as what happened on that fateful day. Currently at this time there has been no other word on castings and the release date of Sully.