Tom Hanks stars as the real-life pilot whose heroics saved a planeload of passengers in first trailer for Sully

The new film directed by Clint Eastwood tells the true story of the pilot who landed a damaged plane on the Hudson River


In 2009, pilot Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River after it hit a flock of geese shortly after takeoff, averting disaster and saving the lives of all 155 passengers.


Now the story of the event – and its aftermath – has been brought to the screen by Tom Hanks and director Clint Eastwood.

The newly-released trailer shows Hanks as the unlikely hero, saving the plane before dealing with the personal and professional fall-out that came after.

The film is based on Sullenberger’s book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, and also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as his wife Lorraine.


It’s released in the UK as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson on December 2.