Clint Eastwood Plans New Film About Heroic Americans That Stopped Terrorist Attack


Clint Eastwood Plans New Film About Heroic Americans That Stopped Terrorist Attack

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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 of us beat up the guy,” Sadler said. “In the process Spencer gets slashed multiple times by the box cutter, and Alek takes the AK away.”

“I begin to tie him up with help from Chris, another passenger.

I notice a man had his throat cut at which Spencer begins to apply pressure to the neck wound before he bled out.”

Stone was cut in the head and neck and almost had his thumb cut off, Peter Skarlatos later recounted to CNN.

Skarlatos gained control of the rifle and hit the suspect in the head with its muzzle, his brother said.

For their exploits, the three were awarded the Legion of Honor in Paris by then-French President Francois Hollande.

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.”

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