Clint Eastwood to make biopic of pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger

Clint Eastwood will follow up on his box-office sensation "American Sniper" with a biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Eastwood will direct and produce the not-yet-titled drama as his next film. The film is to be adapted from Sullenberger's 2009 memoir, which chronicled his personal history before he famously landed a plane in the Hudson River in New York in 2009.

It will be Eastwood's first film after the biggest box-office hit of his career. The Oscar-winning "American Sniper" made $543.4 million globally for Warner Bros.

In a statement, Sullenberger says: "I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood."

The film will be produced by Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart and penned by Todd Komarnicki.

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