The Oscar-winning filmmaker began shooting the biopic in New York last September. Scenes from the movie -- which stars Tom Hanks as the title character -- were also shot 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 co-stars 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.
The trailer released Wednesday shows Hanks as the white-haired and mustachioed Sully in the incident that made him an overnight celebrity. It also dramatizes what it was like for the pilot to deal with his sudden fame, as well as the scrutiny he endured from authorities for his life-saving decision.