Watch: Tom Hanks Plays a Heroic Pilot in the Gripping Trailer of ‘Sully’

On January 15, 2009, veteran US Airways pilots Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenburger and First Officer Jeffery “Jeff” Skiles prepare to board US Airways Flight 1549 departing from LaGuardia Airport. Sully taxis his A320 to runway 4 and takes off. Barely three minutes into the flight, disaster strikes, the Airbus A320 hits a flock of geese, which cripples both engines of the A320. Without engine power and no airport within range, Sully is forced to land his ill-fated airliner in the frigid waters of the Hudson River. With 155 passengers and crew on board, Sully, against immeasurable odds, successfully ditches the aircraft, sparing the lives of the crew and passengers and he is dubbed a hero by the press for his actions. But soon afterwards, Sully’s life is invaded by reporters and investigators who force Sully to put his job, family and reputation on the line. This is the story of what we know today as “The Miracle on the Hudson.”

‘Sully’ is directed  by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki, about the US Airways Flight 1549 and Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The film stars Tom Hanks as Sullenberger, with Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn, Autumn Reeser, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan, and Jerry Ferrara.

The film will be released by Warner Bros. in conventional and IMAX theatres on September 9, 2016.

A biopic by Eastwood but unlike others he is making on ‘modern day’ biopic — not very different from his last film,’American Sniper’. With Tom Hanks in the lead, this looks like right into the alleys of Oscar. Can Eastwood repeat the immense success of  ‘American Sniper’ ? Difficult to tell, but time and again Eastwood has proved his critics wrong.

Watch the Trailer here:

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