Clint Eastwood’s latest film The 15:17 To Paris, the true story of the three men (Anthony Sadler, U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos), hits Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Digital on May 22.
Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone play themselves in the feature, which details their respective lives and eventual thwarting of a 2015 terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris. Over 500 passengers were on board during the incident, and the three men were hailed as heroes. Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, and Tony Hale co-star in the feature. Click on the media bar to hear Eastwood explain why the men didn’t need acting training for The 15:17 To Paris:
Special features on the Blu-ray include the featurettes “Making Every Second Count,” in which Stone, Skarlatos, and Sadler recount the attack, and “Portrait of Courage,” a look at why Eastwood and his creative team took on the project.
The Leisure Seeker centers on John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren), a couple who take a cross country road trip to the Florida Keys to visit the Hemingway House. Ella has cancer and John is suffering from dementia, and the couple’s beat up RV (which they call “the leisure seeker”) isn’t the most dependable vehicle on the road.
Sutherland has been acting since the early 1960s, and during his career he has starred in his share of classics (1900, Don’t Look Now) and big budget hits (most recently The Hunger Games films). For him, staying passionate about his his craft is a key to staying engaged in his life.
“The business of acting, of working, is a passionate endeavor,” said Sutherland. “To call out the truth. To persuade people to advance, maybe a little bit in their lives, because of my experience with the characters that I’ve played. I think my work is a constant exploration into the human condition.”
Click on the media bar to hear Sutherland discuss a memorable cross country trip with a Ferrari during the production of Kelly’s Heroes (a flick which co-starred Clint Eastwood).
The Leisure Seeker is now playing in select theaters.
At the age of 87, Clint Eastwood is showing no signs of slowing down. With one movie — The 15:17 to Paris — about to hit theaters, he’s already got another project in the pipeline. Considering he’s been one of Hollywood’s biggest names for more than 50 years, he certainly doesn’t need to keep working, but he can’t imagine a life without making movies. (Click on the media bar below to hear Clint Eastwood)
Clint Eastwood’s new movie, The 15:17 to Paris, is based on the real-life story of a thwarted terrorist attack aboard a European train, and the soldiers involved in the incident play themselves in the film. One of them is Alek Skarlatos, who — along with Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone — wrote the book upon which the film is based. Skarlatos was ecstatic when he learned that Hollywood wanted to make a movie about their story, and he was floored when he found out that Eastwood wanted to direct it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Alek Skarlatos)
Clint Eastwood’s been on a reality kick lately. The last five movies directed by the Oscar-winner — J. Edgar, Jersey Boys, American Sniper, Sully, and his latest, The 15:17 to Paris — have all been based on real people and real events. The 15:17 to Paris is based on the attempted 2015 terrorist attack on a train, one that was thwarted, in part, by three Americans who caught wind of the plot while aboard the train. Eastwood went for extreme realism in this movie — instead of hiring actors to play the soldiers who helped take down the terrorists, he brought in the real soldiers who were there on that fateful day. (Click on the media bar below to hear Clint Eastwood)
The 15:17 to Paris opens in theaters on February 9.