Los Angeles: Actress Laura Linney is in talks to play Hollywood star Tom Hanks' wife in director Clint Eastwood's upcoming film "Sully", to be produced by Warner Bros.
"Sully" is the biopic of retired captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger, based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters", by him and Jeffrey Zaslow.
The story takes a closer look at Sullenberger, who became a national hero after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save the passengers, reported Variety.
Hanks. 59, will play Sullenberger.
Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing ever since. Aaron Eckhart is also on board to play the co-pilot in the pic.
Allyn Stewart will also produce with Marshall.
Linney, 51, can currently be seen in "Mr Holmes" opposite Ian McKellen and recently wrapped production on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2". P