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.