Eastwood’s Next Film Will Tell Story Of 3 Americans Who Stopped 2015 Terror Attack!
A Hollywood icon whose movies have chronicled the many facets of American heroism will adapt a story of real-life heroism in his next film.
Clint Eastwood will direct a drama based on the heroics of three Americans who in 2015 foiled a terrorist plot on a Brussels-to-Paris train.
The movie will be based on the book The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes. The book was authored by the three Americans involved — Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone — as well as author Jeffrey E. Stern.
In August 2015, as the train was speeding through Belgium, the three Americans noticed a man emerge from the bathroom of the train with an AK-47 slung over his shoulder and a box cutter in one hand.
Stone, a member of the U.S. Air Force, Skarlatos, a member of the National Guard, and Sadler then sprang into action. The three California natives had been traveling together when the incident unfolded.
“My friend Alek [Skarlatos] yells, ‘Get him,’ so my friend Spencer [Stone] immediately gets up to charge the guy, followed by Alek, then myself,” Sadler said at the time.
The three Americans were also honored in 2016 Spike TV’s annual Guys Choice Awards, at which time they met Eastwood.
“I’m such a huge Clint Eastwood fan. I’ve seen all of his movies growing up,” Skarlatos said then. “Actually meeting him in person, having him give us the award. Then we talked with him for like 10 minutes afterwards. It was one of the coolest experiences that has happened to us so far.”
“I know I can speak for all of us when we say we don’t think we’re heroes,” Stone said. “We’re just ordinary guys. We just got lucky. We had a chance to do something good and we took it. That’s pretty much it.”
Source: Western Journalism.