Watch the First ‘Sully’ Trailer: Tom Hanks Stars as Hero Pilot

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood’s “Sully,” which lands in theaters on Sept. 9.

Starring Tom Hanks, the real-life drama centers on Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who, in 2009, became a national hero in after he successfully executed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew members survived. Sully, however, soon became the subject of an investigation that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, and Jerry Ferrara co-star in “Sully,” Eastwood’s first feature film since last year’s smash hit “American Sniper.”

Written by Todd Komarnicki, the upcoming drama is based on the autobiography “Highest Duty” by Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow.

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  1. jimdiskin says:

    hanks has jumped the shark. captain phillips, captain sully. coming soon: tom hanks stars in ‘Kaptain Kangaroo: tales from the pouch’

  2. Hanks replaces Washington says:

    FLIGHT redux.

  3. Dan says:

    I would think it’s not that they gave Sully a hard time but questions are made. Speaking from experience, it’s more of one questioning himself “did I do the right thing?”

  4. Did they really give Captain Sullenberger a hard time after the “Miracle on the Hudson”? Or has this been overplayed for drama’s sake. Can’t remember one bad word about the event at the time.

  5. Dunstan says:

    There is no doubt about the talent affiliated with this project, both in front of, and behind the camera. But is there really a film-worthy story here?

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