Clint Eastwood To Direct Movie About American Heroes Who Stopped A Terrorist

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Clint Eastwood has signed on with Warner Bros to direct a movie about three American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on-board a train in France.

The 86-year-old actor and filmmaker will do the film adaptation of the book,”The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes,” written by Anthony Sadler, National Guard Specialist Alex Skarlatos, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  (RELATED: Clint Eastwood On Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s A Tough Voice To Listen To For Four Years’)

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The movie will focus on what the three men went through on the train from Brussels to Paris in August of 2015 when they overpowered a man armed with an AK-47, stopping him from going on a killing spree. (RELATED: Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone — French Train Attack Hero — Repeatedly Stabbed In Sacramento)

Eastwood has had huge success as of late with his other films about American heroes.  “American Sniper” — about Navy Seal Chris Kyle’s life in and out of the battlefield — earned $547 million dollars and six Oscar nominations and “Sully”–about airline pilot Captain Chesley “Sully “Sullenberger who safely landed his plane in the Hudson River — earned $240 million worldwide.

Katie Jerkovich

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