Clint Eastwood has cast three real-life heroes in his upcoming film “15:17 to Paris,” Variety reports.
Eastwood is bringing on Anthony Sadler, Alek Skariatos and Spencer Stone to play themselves in the film that is based on Sadler’s book by the same name. “15:17 to Paris” tells the story of the soldiers who prevented a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015.
Actors Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer and Ray Corasani will also star in the film. Eastwood will produce the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier.
While traveling in Europe, the three friends Sadler (23), Skarlatos (22) and Stone (23), along with a man from the United Kingdom and a Frenchman, prevented a terrorist attack on a train from Amsterdam via Brussels to Paris by overpowering a man with an AK-47, saving the lives of 500 passengers.
The upcoming Eastwood film will follow his trend of focusing on real-life heroes as he did with “American Sniper” and “Sully.”