After getting stuck in the airport for The Terminal, news is that Hollywood star Tom Hanks could now be playing the pilot who miraculously landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River after multiple bird hits in 2009. According to Deadline, Tom Hanks is in discussions with Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros about starring in the film based on Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger.
The captain famously landed the US Airways flight on the Hudson after the jet engines failed from multiple bird strikes. The emergency landing became known as the 'Miracle on the Hudson', as none of the 155 passengers or crew were fatally injured, according to Deadline.
The retelling will be based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Eastwood is directing the biopic alongside Todd
Komarnicki, who has devised the screenplay, as well as Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart in the producer seats.
Hanks, 58, will next appear in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and is currently filming his third Robert Langdon movie Inferno.