Clint Eastwood plans movie on foiled France train attack

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Following the success of "Sully", Clint Eastwood looks to have found his next film in "The 15:17 to Paris". The Hollywood legend loves a good tale of fighting the good fight and for his next project, he'll be tackling yet another true story that shows off bravery at its finest.

It certainly seems right up Eastwood's patriotic alleyway, and indeed he's going full speed ahead on the film, looking to start casting now so he can begin filming later this year, with Warner Bros. providing the funds.

Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone later told their story with co-writer Jeffrey E. Stern in the 2016 book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes, which Deadline reports freshman feature screenwriter Dorothy Blyskal has adapted for the Eastwood-helmed production.

Remember when those three Americans thwarted an Islamic terrorist attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train?

The film falls in line with Eastwood's recent interest in real life heroes following "American Sniper" and "Sully", both of which were two of his biggest box office hits.

The demand for the genre doesn't appear to be dying down, with Eastwood now working on a film about an aid worker who is kidnapped by Somali pirates, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The trio were awarded French Legion of Honour medals by president Francois Hollande after the ordeal.

Clint Eastwood is directing another major motion picture about American heroism, EW has confirmed.

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