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Clint Eastwood casts real-life heroes in next film 'The 15:17 to Paris'

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In a surprising move, Clint Eastwood has cast real-life heroes in his upcoming movie 'The 15

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director has cast Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, who will play themselves in Eastwood's upcoming movie about their experience thwarting a terrorist attack.

While travelling in Europe, the trio stopped an attempted attack on a train from Brussels to Paris by overpowering the man, who was armed with an AK-47.

The story was heavily covered on cable news, where the friends, one of whom was in the Oregon National Guard and another in the U.S. Air Force, were lauded for their bravery.

Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer and Ray Corasani have also been cast in the movie.

Paul-Mikel Williams, Max Ivutin, Bryce Gheisar, Cole Eichenberger and William Jennings will be playing the various younger versions of the three leads.

The movie is based on the book '15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes,' written by by Sadler, Skarlatos, Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern.

Dorothy Blyskal adapted the book for the feature, which will be produced by Eastwood, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 14:07 IST