Clint Eastwood to direct biopic on miracle pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger

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In 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed an unpowered US Airways flight safely into the Hudson River with no fatalities

The movie promises to capture the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the dramatic event

CNN  — 

It didn’t take long after the “Miracle on the Hudson” in 2009 for people to wonder about a movie.

Now we have an answer, and Clint Eastwood is directing it.

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The life story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger will be brought to the screen, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday. (Warner Bros. Pictures and CNN are both Time Warner properties.)

The film will be adapted from “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters,” by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

The movie promises to capture the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Sullenberger’s landing of the US Airways plane unpowered in the Hudson River after multiple bird strikes. All 155 people aboard the flight survived.

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“I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and veteran producers Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall,” Sullenberger said in a news release.

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“The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures. This is truly a dream team.”

The release date is unknown thus far.