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Tom Hanks Soars In First Trailer For Clint Eastwood's 'Sully'

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 30, 2016

Tom Hanks Soars In First Trailer For Clint Eastwood's 'Sully'

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It’s been over seven years since Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger took a broken plane and landed it on the Hudson River. Finally, we get a look at the cinematic retelling of that harrowing moment in a trailer for the movie “Sully” starring Tom Hanks.

We will have to wait until Sept. 9 to get the full Hollywood take on New York City’s “Miracle on the Hudson.”

From the brief trailer, it looks like Hanks and Director Clint Eastwood have what they call in the business a "tour de force" on their hands.

The trailer alone has our hearts pumping for events that long ago transpired. But don’t take our word for it:

Hanks, playing Sullenberger in the trailer, remarks, “I’ve had 40 years in the air, but in the end I’m going to be judged on 208 seconds.”

While Sully is worried about a lifetime of work and toil being boiled down to a couple of minutes, producers had to worry about something entirely different.

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The Hudson River landing is an entirely remarkable feat that many of us will not soon forget. But stretching the moment into over an hour of film must have seemed like a tenuous enterprise.

The trailer alone promises a movie that packs a wallop of drama that helps what certainly seems to be a captivating narrative.


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