Clint Eastwood To Direct Film About Hero Skarlatos And Friends

By AI Creative Media

The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes

It seems that Clint Eastwood is continuing his passion for stories about regular guys turning into heroes. According to Deadline, the iconic director is taking on the story of Roseburg native Alek Skarlatos and his friends who thwarted a terrorist train attack in France. The story is based on the book ‘The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.’

Last year, Eastwood directed ‘Sully’, a biographical drama about US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made an emergency landing on the Hudson River and saved all 155 passengers and crew. Prior to that, he made ‘American Sniper’ about the Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

Dorothy Blyskal adapted the book for the feature with Eastwood set to produce the film with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier.

In August 2015, Army National Guard specialist Alek Skarlatos, and his childhood friends, U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone and Sacramento State University senior Anthony Sadler, subdued a heavily armed terrorist while boarded on a train bound for Paris. The three friends eventually came back home to the US and received a heroes’ welcome.