Sully Inks a Movie Deal
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
October 7, 2010 — The Variety website reported this week that Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has optioned the film rights to his autobiography, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, to the Kennedy/Marshall Co. and Flashlight Films, which means Flashlight is financing project development. Sullenberger, co-chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles program, and his wife, Lorrie, will serve as consultants on the film, which Variety reported could be either a theatrical feature film or a television movie. Variety also stated that Sully consulted the man he succeeded, former Young Eagles Chairman Harrison Ford, before signing with Kennedy/Marshall, developer of the Indiana Jones franchise. Ford is not involved in Sully’s project.
But that doesn’t mean EAAers aren’t predicting he might be someday. As soon as the story broke early this week, someone started a thread on EAA’s Facebook page: “Who do you think should play Sully in the movie?” Several suggestions had Ford in the title role, while others made their own suggestions. Join that discussion by clicking here.