Close
sully-tom-hanks-clint-eastwood-600x464.jpg

Sully Trailer Lands Safely: Tom Hanks is Captain Sullenberger

Academy Award winner Tom Hanks was born to play a lot of roles, from his turn as a humble but hearty lawyer in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies to the heroic captain at the heart of Captain Phillips. In SullyHanks once again commands a role that seems tailor made for his many strengths as an actor. Teaming with another Academy Award winner in director Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby), Hanks stars as Captain "Sully" Sullenberger in Sully

The name "Sully" became part of the American lexicon on January 15, 2009, when the steel-nerved captain gave the world the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Captain Sully safely glided his disabled plane and his 155 passengers onto the cold waters of the Hudson River. Sully revolves around not just this moment, but the investigation that was unfolding after he became an American icon that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Sully's cast includes Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen, The Dark Knight) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (The Savages, Kinsey) as his wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
The screenplay, by Todd Komarnicki, is based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The film lands in theaters on September 9. Check out the trailer below.

TAGS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.

The Credits

Keep up with The Credits for the latest in film, television and more.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Instagram
If you are a California resident, California law may consider certain disclosures of data a “sale” of your personal information (such as cookies that help Motion Picture Association later serve you ads, like we discuss in our Privacy Policy here), and may give you the right to opt out. If you wish to opt out, please click here: