Tom Hanks to play pilot from “Miracle on the Hudson” in new Clint Eastwood film

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    Tom Hanks

    Academy Award winning, Luso-American actor Tom Hanks is in talks of playing the role of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in a new biopic about the heroic pilot from “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    In January of 2009, Danville native Captain Sullenberger made headlines for his miraculous emergency landing of the US Airways Flight 1549 plane in the Hudson River, minutes after taking off from La Guardia and being hit by a flock of geese. Sullenberger’s actions saved 155 passengers.

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