Respected actor Aaron Eckhart talks about his role in Clint Eastwood’s Sully: Miracle on the Hudson, in which he plays co-pilot Jeff Skiles.

From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood Sully: Miracle on the Hudson is a Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ dram, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney as Sully’s wife, Lorrie Sullenberger.

Eastwood directed the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project was produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson is out now in Irish cinemas.

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