Sully is based on the book by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, which follows Sullenberger’s meteoric rise to national hero after the US Airways flight he was captain of developed a serious malfunction shortly after takeoff. Sullenberger glided the plane into the Hudson River, saving all passengers. Tom Hanks is slated to portray Sullenberger while Aaron Eckhart is on board to play his co-pilot. Laura Linney will play Sully’s wife.
This is the fulfillment of Ferrara’s longtime dream of acting for Eastwood. He previously read for parts in Jersey Boys and American Sniper. He has also signed on to return for seasons three and four of the Starz drama POWER. Ferrara was most recently seen in the film version of Entourage this summer. He is also developed a biopic on boxing legend Arturo Gatti. He is repped by WME and Leverage Management.
Michael O'Sullivan | Contributing Writer
This news was first reported by Variety.