Hollywood icons Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks have become figureheads for the film industry and have defined themselves on the talent they bring to the silver screen. However Eastwood and Hanks have previously not collaborated with each other in the past until now with both superstars confirmed to join the upcoming autobiographical film Sully, based on the true events regarding American Air pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and the miracle landing that took place on the Hudson river in 2009.
The principle photography for Sully recently started on September 28, 2015 in New York City with future shooting locations including a wide range of destinations across America such as North Carolina, Atlanta, Los Angles and Kearny New Jersey. Clint Eastwood is to direct the film with Tom Hanks taking up the main title role as U.S Airways pilot Sully Sullenberger and an impressive supporting cast which include both Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.
Director Clint Eastwood is keen to express the theme of American heroism in this film as he has done before in the many other directorial films of his, for example Flag of Our Fathers and American Sniper. There is no doubt that Tom Hanks is the best suited person to be in an Eastwood movie as the actor has portrayed a wide range of American patriotic characters throughout his illustrious career thus far in films such as Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13 and Captain Phillips.
The Eastwood Hanks collaboration seems to be a match made in movie heaven on paper but whether it carries through and becomes a commercial and critical success is still not entirely guaranteed as it is difficult to predict what the final outcome will inevitably be on screen.