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Clint Eastwood to direct thwarted terrorist on train attack, The 15:17 to Paris

Clint Eastwood, director of Letters From Iwo Jima

Story by Jack Foley

CLINT Eastwood is eying another true story for his next directing job.

The veteran filmmaker is reportedly planning to make a movie based on the story of Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, three Americans who were traveling in Europe, and who subsequently found themselves on a train from Brussels to Paris where they thwarted an attempted terrorist attack by overpowering the man armed with an AK-47.

Of the three friends, one was in the Oregon National Guard and the other in the US Air Force. All three were lauded for their bravery, which was extensively covered on US cable channels.

The script will be based on the book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes, which was written by Sadler, Skarlatos, Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Dorothy Blyskal has adapted the book for the screen.

Eastwood has recently enjoyed some of the biggest box office successes of his directorial career by concentrating on true life stories, with his most recent projects Sully: Miracle On The Hudson and American Sniper both achieving personal bests.

As yet, there is no word on casting or release dates.

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