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Tom Hanks’ ‘Sully’ to Land in September

Warner Bros. has set a Sept. 9 opening for “Sully,” starring Tom Hanks as airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger with Clint Eastwood directing.

Sullenberger successfully executed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the aircraft struck a flock of geese during its initial climb out of LaGuardia Airport in 2009. All 155 passengers and crew members survived.

The script is written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the autobiography “Highest Duty” by Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow. The film also stars Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan and Jerry Ferrara.

Producers are Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall along with Eastwood and Tim Moore would produce through Malpaso Productions.Village Roadshow Pictures is co-producing and co-financing.

Shooting began in September in New York.

The only other title set for the Sept. 9 date is an untitled New Line horror film.

 

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