Laura Linney to play Tom Hanks' wife in Sully?

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2015 16:55 IST
Joining the cast of Clint Eastwood's Sully, along with Aaron Eckhart and Tom Hanks, is Laura Linney who is in talks with the team for the role of Hanks' on-screen wife. (Shutterstock Photo)

Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie Sully may have actor Laura Linney play Tom Hanks' wife in the biopic of retired Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger.

The movie is based on the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

The story takes a closer look at Sullenberger, who became a national hero after he landed his plane safely on the Hudson after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff. He was forced to take the drastic measures in order to save the passengers, reported Variety.

Hanks, 59, will play Sullenberger in the film produced by Warner Bros.

Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing it ever since. Aaron Eckhart is also on board to play the co-pilot in the pic. Allyn Stewart will also produce with Marshall.

Linney, 51, can currently be seen in Mr Holmes opposite Ian McKellen and recently wrapped production on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

Read: Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's Miracle on the Hudson?

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