In this CultureCast mini-sode, I chat with Todd Komarnicki, screenwriter for the new Clint Eastwood/Tom Hanks flick, SULLY. The movie focuses on Chelsea Sullenberger, captain of the US Air flight that he landed in the middle of the Hudson River after engine failures, saving all 155 people on board.
Turns out there was more controversy around the heroic act than many of us may remember, and Todd breaks down why this is a story that needed to be told on the big screen. Todd is also the producer and writer for several other movies, including the iconic holiday comedy, ELF, starring Will Farrell. We talked about how a movie about a guy in green tights actually can stir friction within the Christian ranks, how his faith informs his own work in Hollywood, and he drops little gem on me at the end that kinda makes me a hero with my kids.
So I’ve got that goin’ for me.
SULLY opens everywhere on September 9.