Now more than ever America needs its heroes (no more Gordon Gekkos, please) and the Kennedy/Marshall Co. and Flashlight Films are more than happy to provide one for us: According to Variety, the companies have optioned the film rights to Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's memoir about how he ditched U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.

As you'll recall, Sullenberger was at the controls of the jet on Jan. 15, 2009, when birds flew into the engines, crippling the plane. In a scant 3 1/2 minutes, the captain acted decisively, landing the jet on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 on board as the event was recorded by cameras and broadcast around the world.
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