See Tom Hanks as Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger in New Movie Trailer
The long-awaited trailer for the forthcoming Clint Eastwood film about the 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson" has arrived.
The film, Sully, stars a grey-haired and mustachioed Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger — the hero pilot who successfully landed an U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the middle of the Hudson River during an on-board emergency.
Sullenberger safely landed the passenger jet on the Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board during a cold January afternoon.
This is the third time Hanks has portrayed a real-life hero captain.
In 1995, he starred as NASA Captain Jim Lovell in the blockbuster Apollo 13. In 2013, he starred in the thriller Captain Phillips, where he played Captain Richard Phillips who helmed a cargo ship taken over by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa.
The trailer depicts what it was like aboard the aircraft as Sully veered the plane toward its splash landing, and the aftermath of the incident as federal authorities launched a probe into what happened.
Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn, Jerry Ferrara and Laura Linney, and lands in theaters September 9.