By Mandela Wells

Oscar nominee Laura Linney is set to join Clint Eastwood’s Sully. Linney will be playing the wife of Tom Hanks who plays Captain “Sully” Sullenberger in the picture. Linney also joins Aaron Eckhart who joined the picture just last week.

Sully is based on the book by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The story takes a closer look at the famed pilot who became a national hero after his plane malfunctioned shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save the passengers aboard.

Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and is producing the picture alongside Allyn Stewart.

Linney appeared last month in Mr Holmes and just finished production on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half Shell.

Sully currently does not have a release date.