Clint Eastwood’s next project is based on a real-life incident in which three soldiers stopped a terrorist who was attempting to shoot down passengers on a train to Paris. This follows Eastwood’s trend of making films about American greatness and real-life heroes.
The film will be adapted from the book 15:17 to Paris, written by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern. Stone, Stern, and Skarlatos are the three men who tackled the heavily armed gunman on board the train. Stone was severely injured during the fight; he was stabbed repeatedly in the chest by the terrorist, and his thumb was nearly sliced off.
Variety magazine reports that Dorothy Blyskal will write the script based on the book, while Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, and Jessica Meier will co-produce the movie along with Clint Eastwood.
Eastwood’s last two films, American Sniper, and Sully, tell the stories of everyday Americans put in heroic situations and who, through their actions, become legends. Sully and American Sniper both went on to become Eastwood’s biggest box-office hits.
Pre-production work is on currently for 15:17 to Paris, and the unit will begin shooting soon.
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