Few of us can forget the vision, and subsequent media frenzy, around the plane that safely landed after a malfunction in the middle of the Hudson River. Roadshow Films has released the teaser trailer for SULLY, Clint Eastwood’s film about the plane’s captain, starring Tom Hanks in the title role. It releases in Australia on 8 September 2016.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) 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. It will be curious to see how the “208 seconds” of his life is expanded into a feature film, but this looks to be more about the media scrum that followed.
SULLY also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as Sully’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.