It has been two years since Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler & Spencer Stone made headlines for their heroic actions stopping a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris and now their story is coming to the big screen.
Clint Eastwood directs The 15:17 to Paris based on the heroic event and in a rare move he cast the trio as themselves. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
In the newly released trailer, we get to see a bit of the childhood of these friends as well as the moment they risked their lives on the train to save hundreds. The film also stars Paul-Mikél Williams as the younger Anthony, Bryce Gheisar as the younger Alek, and William Jennings as the younger Spencer. Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Ray Corasani, PJ Byrne, Tony Hale, and Thomas Lennon also star.
The film hits theaters February 9, 2018.