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Clint Eastwood Finds Less Controversial Real-Life Hero for Next Movie

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Following the unprecedented success that was American Sniper, Clint Eastwood has zeroed in on a decidedly less controversial real-life figure as the subject of his next film: Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

Yes, the 85-year-old director has signed on to direct the film version of what came to be known at the “Miracle on the Hudson” after Sullenberger successfully landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009 without losing the lives of anyone on board.

Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki is set to write the adaptation of Sullenberger’s memoir, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. And while no casting decisions have been announced, Sullenberger’s personal friend Harrison Ford seems like an attractive choice.

Sully himself tweeted the news Tuesday evening:

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