Scenes from the movie -- which will star Tom Hanks as the heroic pilot -- will also be filmed in North Carolina, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
"On Jan. 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," a studio synopsis said. "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."
The film will co-star Aaron Eckhart as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorraine. The screenplay by Todd Komarnicki was based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.
Eastwood's films include American Sniper, Jersey Boys, Flags of Our Fathers, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Unforgiven.
Hanks has won Oscars for his performances in Forrest Gump and Philadelphia.