NEW YORK – Clint Eastwood’s new film Sully has been accused of ‘plagiarizing real life’, by Hollywood lawyer Tony Schaloub.
After landing a plane in New York’s Hudson River, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) faces an investigation into his actions and sees his life turned upside down. Oscar winning director Clint Eastwood is behind the camera but attorney at law Anothony (Tony) Schaloub is suing Warner Brothers and Malpaso for plagiarism. Schaloub told the Studio Exec:
This is ridiculous. As soon as I heard the story I knew it sounded familiar and then I pulled up the microfilm from the internet and sure enough there was a pilot called Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and he did indeed save the lives of many people when he landed his plane in the Hudson River in New York. Tom Hanks even looks like the guy for crying out loud.
But Sully, the real Sully has totally authorized the film and they’ve bought the rights to his life before they even started filming.
Oh that’s different then. That’s probably… they’re probably covered then.