It's a common complaint on political Twitter that each day feels like a decade in the Trump era, which is probably why it took us a few minutes to remember exactly what Clint Eastwood's new film, The 15:17 to Paris was about, and when exactly the events depicted took place. Here's the trailer first...
The 15:17 to Paris looks very much like a typical Eastwood movie: you've got the blatant patriotism in a larger-than-life event that really happened, and the ordinary is also highlighted and deeply appreciated, as Sadler, Skarlatos and Spencer had regular lives before they had to lay it all on the line to defuse a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train.
While in many cases, directors would have professional actors play the role of the heroes, the actual Americans who stopped the terrorist attack play themselves. Starring alongside them are Jenna Fischer ("Hall Pass", TV's "The Office"); Judy Greer ("War for the Planet of the Apes"); Ray Corasani (TV's upcoming "The Long Road Home"); PJ Byrne ("The Wolf of Wall Street"); Tony Hale (TV's "Veep"); and Thomas Lennon ("Transformers: Age of Extinction").
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Eastwood and Warners' previous collaboration, 2016's Sully, was also rated PG-13.
The movie that will shed a cinematic light on their heroism is based off the book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes, which they co-wrote with Jeffrey E. Stern. Three courageous young Americans put their lives on the line to save the 500 passengers on board, and this film tracks both the event itself and what happened in the lives of the three men which led up to this moment. Professional actors Judy Greer and Jenna Fischer play anxious moms. Eastwood produced and directed the film, which includes the friendships the 3 have had since childhood.