When making a movie about someone or something that actually happened, movies can do one of two things.
One is to go so far from the truth that it’s barely even a true story, the other is to go as far as to have the actual people on set so they can tell you how it was.
Clint Eastwood chose the later. In Warner Bros newest film ‘Sully’, the film follows the Miracle on the Hudson in which Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully landed a plane full of people on the Hudson river within minutes after takeoff. The film actually had the captain on set, and in this interview, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Aaron Eckhart, and Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger discuss how close to true the film is, and Tom Hank’s portrayal of the captain, as well as why it was so important that the film was truthful.
Sully releases next Friday, September 9, 2016.