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Tom Hanks Circling Lead Role in Clint Eastwood’s Captain Sully Film

June 18, 2015 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Tom Hanks is circling Clint Eastwood’s next film. Deadline reports that the Oscar winner is in talks to star in the story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberg, the man who successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009.

The film doesn’t yet have a title and is based on Sullenberger’s 2009 autobiography Highest Duty. Jeffrey Zaslow wrote the script for the film based on the memoir.

Hanks will next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, another true story. This one is about the Cold War’s U-2 spy plane incident and the man tasked by the CIA to negotiate with the Soviet Union.