Warner Bros. has released the first movie trailer for “The 15:17 to Paris,” a film directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the true story of several American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a train heading to Paris.
Anthony Sadler, Oregon Army National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone heroically stopped a 25-year-old Moroccan man, Ayoub El Khazzani, from carrying out an ISIS terrorist attack on a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris in 2016.
While in many cases, directors would have professional actors play the role of the heroes, the actual Americans who stopped the terrorist attack play themselves.
“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,” the YouTube description reads. “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.”
The film is based on the autobiography “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes,” by Jeffrey E. Stern.
The film will be released in theaters on Feb. 9, 2018.