Last month, Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer for their highly-anticipated biopic Sully, which brings two big screen icons, Tom Hanks and director Clint Eastwood, together for the first time. To get fans ready for this incredible true story, Warner Bros. has released a new IMAX trailer, which begins with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Clint Eastwood and the biopic's real-life subject, Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger. While most people know about Sully's heroics, most may not know how this pilot's life was turned upside down by this ordeal.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby) comes Warner Bros. Pictures' drama Sully, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies, Forrest Gump) as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.
Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen, The Dark Knight) as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (The Savages, Kinsey, Showtime's The Big C) as Sully's wife, Lorraine Sullenberger. Clint Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project is being produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
The film reunites Eastwood with several of his longtime collaborators, who most recently worked with the director on the worldwide hit American Sniper. These crew members include director of photography Tom Stern and production designer James J. Murakami, who were both Oscar-nominated for their work on The Changeling, along with costume designer Deborah Hopper and editor Blu Murray. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Sully has been given a September 9 release date by Warner Bros., going up against Relativity's thriller The Disappointments Room, Sony's drama When The Bough Breaks and Lionsgate's animated film The Wild Life. Movies that debut in early September aren't often box office blockbusters, but that may change this year, with Tom Hanks leading an impressive cast for the iconic Clint Eastwood. Take a look at the new IMAX trailer below for Sully, and stay tuned for more on this drama.