Sully, the biopic about commercial pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who, in 2009, made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, has a new poster showing off star To Hanks as the tile character. The poster, from the film’s Twitter feed today, also promised a trailer right around the corner:
Clint Eastwood directs the film about the heroic pilot who saved all 155 passengers on board his US Airways flight after a flock of geese flew into one of the engines. The star-studded cast also includes Anna Gunn, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, and Sam Huntington.
As for how Eastwood is going to stretch out this story to a feature-length film, your guess is as good as mine. The poster, with Sully framed outside the plane itself, might indicate the film will focus on the pilot’s life away from the miracle on the Hudson. Sully hits theaters September 9, which seems extremely early in the fall movie season for what looks like a movie aimed at potential Awards.