Clint Eastwood just found himself one heckuva first officer.
Aaron Eckhart is set to co-star opposite Tom Hanks in Eastwood’s film about Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the airplane pilot who pulled off the “Miracle on the Hudson” in 2009. You know, the incident in which a flock of geese knocked out both engines of a LaGuardia-to-Charlotte US Airways plane with 155 passengers on board, which prompted Sullenberger to perform an emergency water landing on the river.
Eckhart will play Jeff Skiles, Sullenberger’s first officer and co-pilot that fateful day.
Mmm. Eckhart in a captain’s uniform....