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Laura Linney joins cast of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’

Linney will star alongside Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhardt.

Laura Linney is being lined up for a role in Clint Eastwood’s forthcoming film Sully.

According to Deadline reports, the actress – who previously worked with Eastwood on Absolute Power and Mystic River – is currently agreeing a deal to co-star in the film alongside Tom Hanks.

Based on the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the film tells the story of Sullenberger (Hanks), who became a US national hero in 2009 after the commercial plane he was piloting began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take extreme measures to save the passengers.

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Linney will play Sulley’s wife with Aaron Eckhardt cast in the role of the co-pilot. The screenplay has been penned by Todd Komarnicki (Perfect Stranger).

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