Newswire: Aaron Eckhart boards Clint Eastwood’s Captain Sully movie

Earlier this summer, Tom Hanks was found genial and competent enough to play Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in the Clint Eastwood-helmed film about the Miracle On The Hudson events. We at The A.V. Club were somewhat skeptical of Hanks’ ability to portray an ordinary man who must overcome extraordinary odds, in part because he’d once befriended a volleyball. The Hollywood Reporter has somewhat set our minds at ease with the news that Hanks will have some help in the film: Aaron Eckhart has been cast as Sully’s co-pilot and co-miracle worker.

Eckhart will play Jeff Skiles, Sully’s first officer and co-pilot who was manually flying the plane when it ran afoul of some Canadian geese. Although Skiles never received a sweet nickname from a mayor, he was instrumental in safely landing the plane in the Hudson. Eckhart’s been slumming in Gerard Butler-led action films and action-horror …

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