×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Clint Eastwood’s ’15:17 to Paris’ Gets February Release

Warner Bros. has given a Feb. 9, 2018, worldwide release date to Clint Eastwood’s drama “The 15:17 to Paris,” which centers on the heroes who derailed a 2015 terrorist attack during a highspeed train ride.

Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, said, “Clint Eastwood is one of our most prolific and enduring filmmakers and we are thrilled to continue our longtime collaboration with him as we bring his next film to the screen. This is both a touching story of three lifelong friends and a compelling tale of patriotism and heroism, and we felt this would be a great window for audiences everywhere to experience this uplifting true story.”

The studio did not indicate whether “The 15:17 to Paris” would have an Academy Awards qualifying release before the end of the year.

The story is set on Aug. 21, 2015, when three Americans thwarted a terrorist attack on the Thalys train bound for Paris and follows the course of their lives, from the struggles of childhood to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack.

The trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force airman first class Spencer Stone — who play themselves in the film. Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, and Ray Corasani also star along with Paul-Mikél Williams as the younger Sadler; Bryce Gheisar as the younger Skarlatos; and William Jennings as the younger Stone.

Eastwood’s most recent films were “Sully” and “American Sniper,” both of which generated strong box office returns. He directed from a screenplay by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes” by Sadler, Skarlatos, Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern.

Eastwood also produced the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, and Jessica Meier. The film’s executive producer is Village Roadshow’s Bruce Berman. Village Roadshow co-produced and financed.

“The 15:17 to Paris” will open against Universal’s “Fifty Shades Freed,” Sony’s “Peter Rabbit,” and Entertainment Studios’ “The Hurricane Heist.”

More Film

  • J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church

    SXSW Film Review: 'J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius'

    Like 8mm films of 1960s “happenings” or videos of 1970s performance art, “J.R. ‘Bob’ Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius” chronicles a cultural footnote that perhaps should be filed under the heading You Had to Be There. The satirical-absurdist “religion” founded by some Texans actually caught fire among hipsters in the 1980s, influencing some [...]

  • 'Roll Red Roll' Review: Piercing Documentary

    Film Review: 'Roll Red Roll'

    “Roll Red Roll” is a piercingly relevant and disturbing documentary about an infamous high school rape case that took place in Steubenville, Ohio (pop. 18,600), on Aug. 11, 2012. Steubenville, the sort of Friday-night-lights small town that boasts signs that read “Kick off for Jesus,” is a place that’s good at keeping secrets. When the [...]

  • Contract Placeholder Business WGA ATA Agent

    Writers Guild, Hollywood Agents Negotiate With Deadline Looming

    The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood agents have held a sixth negotiating session with a deadline for a new deal 16 days away — and it’s uncertain whether progress is being made. The Association of Talent Agents made counter-proposals at Thursday’s session that contain provisions for more accountability and transparency by agencies for clients [...]

  • Fox Layoffs

    Fox Layoffs Leave Staffers Stunned and Saddened

    Fox employees knew this day was coming. For over a year, the men and women who work at the Century City lot have talked of little else but severance packages and job searches. They knew that when Disney wrapped up its $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, thousands [...]

  • Alan Horn Disney

    Disney Clarifies Film Leadership After Harrowing Day of Fox Layoffs

    Following the dismissal of top executives in distribution, marketing and strategy on Thursday, new 20th Century Fox owner Disney has clarified its new top leadership. Five distinct Fox labels and a portion of their leadership have been welcomed into the Disney fold, the company said. This includes Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Family, Fox Searchlight Pictures, [...]

  • Janelle Monae

    Film News Roundup: Janelle Monae to Star in Film From Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

    In today’s film news roundup, Janelle Monae will star in a Lionsgate movie, Bill Nighy joins “Emma,” and documentaries on surfer Bethany Hamilton and Asbury Park are dated. CASTINGS Janelle Monae will star in an untitled Lionsgate movie directed by the duo Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. The film will be produced by QC Entertainment’s Ray [...]

  • Blair Rich Marketing Summit

    Studio Marketing Chiefs Discuss the Theatrical vs. Netflix Oscars Debate

    On a day where a large part of the Fox marketing department was wiped out in the aftermath of the Disney merger, a group of marketing chiefs from other studios and streamers sat down at the Variety Entertainment Marketing Summit presented by Deloitte “to discuss the issues shaping the feature marketing landscape today, including the theatrical [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content