VIDEO: American Heroes Star as Themselves in Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’
The film, which recounts a real-life ISIS attack thwarted by U.S. soldiers, hits theaters Feb. 9December 15, 2017
Three soldiers star as themselves in the official trailer for “The 15:17 to Paris,” Clint Eastwood’s latest film about real-life American heroes.
The video (above) begins with U.S. soldiers Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos goofing off aboard a high-speed train headed for the City of Light. They’re hoping to enjoy a light-hearted European vacation, but things take a turn for the intense when a AK-47-wielding ISIS terrorist storms the aisles of the train.
Based on Jeffrey E. Stern, Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone’s autobiography “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes,” the film cuts back and forth between the 2015 terrorist attack and the soldiers’ childhood and military training.
Eastwood, whose recent based-on-a-true-story successes include “Sully” starring Tom Hanks and “American Sniper” starring Stern Show guest Bradley Cooper, directed the film from a script adapted by Dorothy Blyskal. In addition to the real-life heroes, it stars Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Ray Corasani, and Jaleel White of “Family Matters” fame.
“The 15:17 to Paris” hits theaters Feb. 9. Watch the official trailer (above).