LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lined up his next biopic to helm.
The American Sniper filmmaker is set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures' as-yet-untitled drama about the life of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who became an American hero when he landed his disabled jet on the Hudson River, saving the lives of everyone aboard.
The announcement regarding the film was made Monday by Greg Silverman, the studio's president of creative development and worldwide production.
Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki is adapting the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow for the project.
"Simply put, Clint Eastwood is at the top of his game, not to mention a global treasure," Silverman said in a statement. "On the heels of his extraordinary work in American Sniper, it is tremendously exciting to see him explore the life of another captivating true-life hero. It is also great to be collaborating with Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart to produce this compelling script by Todd Komarnicki."
"I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and veteran producers Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall," Sullenberger added. "The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures. This is truly a dream team."