Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger the pilot who saved the lives of the 155 people on-board by landing his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson comes the movie that shows what happened after the heroics.
Landing the passenger jet and saving all who were aboard was just a small part of what happened to pilot Chelsey Sullenberger. The investigation into what could have been a disaster took a toll and almost destroyed Sully’s career.
So how do you make a movie about an event that everyone already knows the outcome? You use the emergency water landing as the tool to draw the audience into the theater while the investigation into the incident and his newfound and unwanted fame, form the heart of the film.
Sully – Synopsis:
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama Sully, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies, Forrest Gump) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
In theaters September 9, 2016
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney