Clint Eastwood to Direct ’15:17 to Paris’ as Next Feature Film


Clint Eastwood‘s next film will be “15:17 to Paris,” according to Deadline. It is an adaptation of the book “15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.”

The book is the true account of the three Americans who stopped an ISIS terrorist on board a train bound for Paris in 2015. It was written by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone are the three Americans at the center of the story.

There is no word yet on casting, or on what direction the story will go.

Eastwood’s most recent film, “Sully,” was based on the so-named Miracle on the Hudson in which Chesley Sullenberger safely landed a US Airways plane on the Hudson River and saved the lives of everyone on board. That film showed the events of the forced water landing, but focused the story on the resulting investigation and hearings in the days immediately afterward.

Clint Eastwood has won two Academy Awards for Best Director. The first was for the 1992 film, “Unforgiven.” The second was for “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004. Both films also won Best Picture. In addition, Eastwood has also received directing nominations for “Mystic River” and “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

As this film is in the early stages of development, more information will be forthcoming from Warner Brothers.

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