Laura Linney Joins Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’

Laura Linney is in talks to play Tom Hanks’ wife in Warner Bros.’ “Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood.

Based on the book by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the story takes a closer look at Sullenberger, who became a national hero after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save the passengers.

Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing ever since. Aaron Eckhart is also on board to play the co-pilot in the pic.

Allyn Stewart will also produce with Marshall.

Linney can currently be seen in “Mr. Holmes” opposite Ian McKellen and recently wrapped production on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.” She is repped by ICM Partners.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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