The “Forrest Gump” actor portrays the lead role of Captain Sully in the Clint Eastwood-directed flick, which portrays the story of the Miracle on Hudson.
In 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger emergency landed his 155 passenger airplane successfully on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese. Everyone on the airplane, passengers and crew, survived the heroic landing and Sully was recognized as an instant national hero.
In the film’s trailer, it shows the journey Sully went through during the investigation of the emergency landing and how it wasn’t all filled with glory.
It explores if Sully landed the plane on or in the Hudson River and if he risked the lives of his passengers or made a great, life-saving decision.
Hanks’ co-star Aaron Eckhart portrays an investigating official in the flick and said the Oscar-winner actor “embodied” the pilot.
Hanks had an opportunity to work with Sullenberger, who visited the set, according to People magazine. The set was complete with a full aircraft submerged in a pool of water to recreate the terrifying moments that occurred in New York City seven years ago.
“I’ve been making movies for a long time, but whenever you see a complete plane in a pool right there — it blew us away, everybody was very impressed with that,” Eckhart told the mag.
“Sully” hits theaters on September 9, 2016.
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