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CAIRO – 28 April 2017: Clint Eastwood plans to bring to life another true story with the book-to-film adaptation of “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.”
The story documents how three American servicemen, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, stopped a heavily-armed Islamic State gunman on a high-speed train from Brussels to Paris in 2015, effectively aborting an attempted terrorist attack and saving 500 lives
Multiple-Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and director Eastwood will adapt the story, written by Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos along with Jeffrey E. Stern, for the big screen.
The movie continues Eastwood’s recent direction of portraying American heroes. It follows 2016’s “Sully,” which starred Tom Hanks as Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully landed his damaged plan in the Hudson river saving the lives of all of the passengers and the crew, and 2014’s “American Sniper,” which starred Bradley Cooper and told the story of Chris Kyle, a navy sniper who saved countless lives on the battlefield.
Both movies were based on memoirs written by their own heroes.