The famous actor and filmmaker awarded a veteran with an unbelievable gift.
Rather than hiring actors in his upcoming film, “The 15:17 to Paris,” Eastwood has decided to have actual heroes of the event to play themselves.
The incident happened a year ago where three US citizens; two of them were soldiers, prevented a terrorist attack by suspect reportedly armed with AK-47 in a train in France.
The man had several weapons in his luggage, including a Kalashnikov, an automatic pistol and razor blades.
A heavily armed gunman has opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris. Luckily, the three American heroes were on board who overpowered the suspect and saved 554 passengers. Because of these brave Americans, there were no fatalities in the incident.
“We just did what we had to do,” Scarlatos said not long after the attack. “You either run away or fight. We chose to fight and got lucky and didn’t die.”
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and civilian Anthony Sadler will appear in the film about their heroic act of taking down a heavily armed gunman who injured three people on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, The Associated Press reported late Tuesday.
The film, which began production this week, follows the men’s childhood in California and their friendship in the years leading up to the train attack, so they won’t necessarily have starring roles, Variety reported.
Actors Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer and Ray Corasani will also appear in the film, which is based on the 2016 book, “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes,” authored by the heroes themselves and Jeffrey E. Stern.
And now, their actions are going to be commemorated on the big screen.