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Tom Hanks in talks to star in new Clint Eastwood film

March 2, 2015. Tom Hanks arrives for "An Evening of Serious Fun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman" event in New York.

March 2, 2015. Tom Hanks arrives for "An Evening of Serious Fun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman" event in New York.  (Reuters)

Tom Hanks is gearing up to take flight in the starring role as Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger — the hero pilot who guided US Airways Flight 1549 to safety on the Hudson River in January 2009 — in a film directed by Clint Eastwood.

Hollywood blog Deadline reports that Hanks is in talks for the plum part.

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Eastwood, 85 who is coming off his massive hit “American Sniper,” is basing the movie on Sully’s 2009 book, “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters.”

This article originally appeared in The New York Post.