• Tom Hanks plays 'hero' pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger (YouTube)Source: YouTube
Clint Eastwood's film follows the uncertain aftermath of the heroic water landing.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:10 PM  UPDATED 30 Jun 2016 - 3:25 PM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. has unveiled the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood's Sully, which lands in Australian theatres on Sept. 8.

Starring Tom Hanks, the real-life drama centres on Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who, in 2009, became a national hero in after he successfully executed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew members survived. Sully, however, soon became the subject of an investigation that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, and Jerry Ferrara co-star in Sully, Eastwood's first feature film since last American Sniper.

Written by Todd Komarnicki, the upcoming drama is based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow.

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