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Sully: Aaron Eckhart on how film goes behind the Miracle on the Hudson

In 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made an emergency plane landing on the Hudson River and saved the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. Director Clint Eastwood’s Sully which debuts in theaters Friday and stars Tom Hanks as the title pilot, Laura Linney as his wife, Lorrie, and Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles — brings that event to the big screen, and looks at the heroism of it, and criticism that surrounded it.

“Everybody knows the story of what happened at ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’” Eckhart says of the script, written by Todd Komarnicki and adapted from Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. “What they don’t know is that there was a [National Transportation Safety Board] hearing that went on for quite a long time to see if it was the right thing to do, who was at fault if anybody, and it was quite traumatic. These pilots, as well as the staff and passengers, suffered [post-traumatic stress disorder] after.”

He continues on the scrutiny that ensued, “You expect if somebody lands a plane with dual engine failure into the Hudson and saves everybody’s life that they would walk away scot-free, and it’s not always the case. You have to then go to a hearing to investigate whether or not you did the right thing, if you could have saved the plane, if you could have landed at Teterboro or JFK, so there’s a lot that goes into it.” There’s a lot on the line too, like jobs, pensions, and reputations.

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‘Incarnate’: Aaron Eckhart Is a High-Tech, Head Trip Exorcist in First Trailer

Blumhouse has released the first trailer for Incarnate, a twist on the typical exorcism formula starring Aaron Eckhart as an alcoholic, wheelchair-bound man who battles demons from inside the mind of the possessed. He doesn’t use religious methods to expel the ungodly forces, he uses…technology, maybe, or perhaps just good old fashioned force of will? Presumably, they’ll answer that in the film because it’s not entirely clear in the trailer, but if the idea is executed it well, it could make for a nice revamp on a very well-told genre.

From horror mega-producer Jason Blum, and directed by San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton (though Incarnate was in the can before Peyton and Mr. Dwayne Johnson struck box office gold) from a script by Ronnie Christensen (Passengers), Incarnate pits Eckhart’s unconventional exorcist against a young boy, played by Gotham‘s David Mazouz, who is possessed by an incredibly powerful unholy spirit.

Incarnate also stars Carice van Houten and Catalina Sandino Moreno, and arrives in theaters September 30th. Watch the first trailer below.