For his follow-up to Sully, director Clint Eastwood is once again taking a brief, contained act of transportation heroism and blowing it up to feature film proportions. This time, he’s dramatizing and padding out the 2015 Thalys train attack, when three American friends—two of them members of the U.S. Armed Forces—en route to Paris managed to take down and restrain an assault rifle-wielding terrorist. The trio earned international recognition, one even receiving the formal honor of joining season 21 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and now Eastwood is looking to make them movie stars with The 15:17 to Paris. Here, the three get to play themselves, reenacting their own harrowing ordeal. Sully is going to be so pissed.
The 15:17 to Paris hits theaters February 9.