Kirsters Baish| Clint Eastwood is one American actor who truly loves our country and the men and women who fight for our freedoms. He has completely shown Hollywood how it’s done by casting real-life members of the military in his newest movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” The movie tells the story of three American heroes who helped stop a terrorist attack on a train going from Belgium to France in 2015.
The movie will star Anthony Sadler, 23, National Guard Spc. Alek Skarlatos, 22, and Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, 23. The movie shows how the three men stepped in when Islamic militant Ayoub el-Khazzani began to open fire on a train holding 554 passengers.
Eastwood’s move is based on the book, “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.” The three men wrote the book with some help from Jeffrey E. Stern.
The movie delves into the lives of the three men and explains the events that transformed them into American heroes who were able to take down a terrorist and save hundreds of lives.
It was reported by the BBC that El-Khazzani was armed heavily when he made his way onto the train. One French passenger came upon El-Khazzani when he was on his way to the restroom. During the encounter, the two got into a scuffle and a gun went off injuring a French-American passenger.
It only took a few moments for Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone to step in a stop El-Khazzani from injuring or killing more people.
Stone explained to CBS that El-Khazzani appeared to be “ready to fight to the end.” He also explained that he and his two friends were ready to do whatever they had to in order to stop him.
The three heroes were awarded with the Legion of Honor for their bravery, which is France’s highest award.
Have no doubt, the movie will show how three ordinary men are able to overcome adversity and come together to do amazing things.
Eastwood was questioned about casting the American heroes as themselves, and he explained that he looked at others to potentially play the roles, but he felt that the faces of the heroes were too unique to pass up. He stated that it would be “an interesting experiment.”
You can watch the trailer of Eastwood’s new movie below:
We are confident that just as “Sully” and “American Sniper” were box office hits, “The 15:17 to Paris” will be as well.