In January of 2009, multiple birds struck and disabled the engines of an Airbus flight, causing an emergency landing on the Hudson River. Dubbed “The Miracle On The Hudson”, the real life heroes were pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot First Officer Jeffrey Skiles.
Those events and their aftermath are dramatized in Sully, the latest film from two-time Academy Award winning director Clint Eastwood and starring fellow multi-Oscar fraternity member Tom Hanks. It’s their first collaboration.
Hanks stars as the titular Sully, with Aaron Eckhart as First Officer Skiles and Laura Linney as Mrs. Sullenberger.
Sully makes its early Oscar play on September 9, 2016.