Warner Brothers Pictures has released the first trailer for Sully, which is directed by four-time Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood and stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the title role.
The movie tells the story of pilot Sully Sullenberger, who saved the lives of 155 people by making an emergency landing on the Hudson river back in 2009. But also covers the side of the story not nearly as many people are familiar with.
You can read much more about Sully and watch the trailer below.
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (â€œAmerican Sniper,â€ â€œMillion Dollar Babyâ€) comes Warner Bros. Picturesâ€™ drama â€œSully,â€ starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (â€œBridge of Spies,â€ â€œForrest Gumpâ€) as Captain Chesley â€œSullyâ€ Sullenberger.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the â€œMiracle on the Hudsonâ€ when Captain â€œSullyâ€ Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
â€œSullyâ€ also stars Aaron Eckhart (â€œOlympus Has Fallen,â€ â€œThe Dark Knightâ€) as Sullyâ€™s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (â€œThe Savages,â€ â€œKinsey,â€ Showtimeâ€™s â€œThe Big Câ€) as Sullyâ€™s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project is being produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
The film reunites Eastwood with several of his longtime collaborators, who most recently worked with the director on the worldwide hit â€œAmerican Sniperâ€: director of photography Tom Stern and production designer James J. Murakami, who were both Oscar-nominated for their work on â€œThe Changelingâ€; costume designer Deborah Hopper; and editor Blu Murray.
Sully will be released in theaters on September 9th.