Eastwood’s film, though, isn’t a biography but a tense courtroom drama, like “Inherit the Wind” but with a plane instead of a monkey.
The National Transportation Safety Board, led by Elizabeth Davis (Anna Gunn of “Breaking Bad”), questions Sullenberger’s methods: Why didn’t he turn back to La Guardia or land at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey?
The film is based on a book, written by Dave Eggers.
The film also stars John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Karen Gillan and Ellar Coltrane.
In honor of the film's 10-year anniversary, take a look back at the Oscar winner's coif chronology.
A story as well-known as Chesley Sullenberger’s is difficult to approach: How do you make a movie about a man who did his job well and subsequently became a national hero?
Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum with a script from Jon Spaihts.
It's already being predicted that this will be one of the year's biggest blockbusters, and will help fill the void left by Gravity and The Martian in years past.
Gary Goetzman is producing with Hanks, alongside Anthony Bregman for Likely Story and Ponsoldt.
Christophe Lambert, Europa Corp’s CEO, is executive producing along with Steven Shareshian, Evan Hayes, Stefanie Azpiazu, Ron Schmidt and Sally Wilcox. Tom Hanks' wavy mullet was something of an obsession for the actor as he embarked on the first installment in the "Da Vinci Code" series.
Stephen Cass, also writing for The Guardian, points out that these details are completely absent from the film’s source material.