Remember in 2015, when news broke of three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris? We had those three heroes, Airman First Class Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Specialist Alek Skarlatos in studio to talk about their new movie – where they’re playing themselves – that documents the entire day.
The Clint Eastwood directed “15:17 to Paris” hits theaters February 9, 2018.
Kristin asked the guys what celeb they’d like to take to the premiere – and Spencer, who was first to tackle the terrorist, said Olivia Munn…and we want to make it happen.
Will you RT Kristin’s Tweet (twitter.com/kriskling) so we can get Olivia’s attention and make this happen?!
Ok, friends. We have until Feb 5th to make this happen.
Hey, @oliviamunn. Would you like to attend the premiere of @1517toParis with #SpencerStone? He just happens to be one of the stars of the movie. Oh yeah, he also saved a bunch of lives too. #hero #1517ToParis pic.twitter.com/NDVrGAiIYI
— Kristin Klingshirn (@KrisKling) January 30, 2018
From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.
In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attack prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. Starring alongside them are Judy Greer (“War for the Planet of the Apes”); Jenna Fischer (“Hall Pass,” TV’s “The Office”); P.J. Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”); Tony Hale (TV’s “Veep”); and Thomas Lennon (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”). William Jennings plays the younger Spencer, Bryce Gheisar plays the younger Alek, and Paul-Mikél Williams plays the younger Anthony.
Eastwood (“Sully,” “American Sniper”) directed from a screenplay by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Eastwood also produced the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier. The film’s executive producer is Bruce Berman.
Behind the scenes, the creative team includes frequent collaborators Tom Stern, who served as cinematographer on 13 of Eastwood’s previous films, and Deborah Hopper, who has served as Eastwood’s costume designer on 17 prior films; editor Blu Murray, who most recently cut “Sully,” and that film’s composer, Christian Jacob. Kevin Ishioka, whose work can be seen in “Sully” and in “Dunkirk,” serves as production designer.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Malpaso Production, “The 15:17 to Paris.” It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language.