Aaron Eckhart on fanboying over Tom Hanks and filming the water landing in Sully Play

Aaron Eckhart on fanboying over Tom Hanks and filming the water landing in Sully

Based on the 2009 real-life event and the memoir, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, upcoming biopic Sully explores the quick-thinking of Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) when they water landed the malfunctioning US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew aboard survived the incident thanks to Sullenberger and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles calm and pragmatic quick-thinking. In an exclsuive interview with IBTimes UK, Eckhart joked how hed rather actually crash planes in movies so that it felt more realistic. Also starring Mike OMalley and Laura Linney, Sully: Miracle On The Hudson is released in UK cinemas on Friday 2 December. Nov 30, 2016
Sully movie: Real-life pilot Chesley Sullenberger on being played by Tom Hanks Play

Sully movie: Real-life pilot Chesley Sullenberger on being played by Tom Hanks

Based on Captain Chesley Sullenbergers memoir, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, upcoming biopic Sully: Miracle On The Hudson explores one pilots heroic achievement of water landing an Airbus A320-214, after both of its engines failed, back in 2009. All 155 passengers and crew aboard survived the incident thanks to Sullenberger and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles calm and pragmatic quick-thinking, and according to Sullenberger, the film re-enacts what actually happened in that cockpit when things started to go wrong perfectly. In an exclsuive interview with IBTimes UK, Sullenberger talks about dealing with his new found fame, and being played by Hollywood icon Tom Hanks in the movie. Nov 29, 2016