Sully Sullenberger Transforms Into Tom Hanks For Jimmy Kimmel's New Biopic

The tables have turned.

Clint Eastwood's new film Sully comes out this weekend. It stars Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, the pilot who was celebrated as a hero in 2009 after he executed an emergency landing on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all passengers and crew.

Both Sully and Hanks were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, so the host couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a bit of fun with them. That, of course, involved casting Sully as fellow American hero Tom Hanks in a new biopic about the actor's life, titled Hanks.

Jimmy premiered the trailer for the film, which supposedly cost $90 million to make. As you'll see, the production quality is exquisite, and Sully's talent is unrivaled. He positively escapes into Hanks' best-known roles, from Bosom Buddies to Cast Away.


He also totally nails Hanks' complex actor emotions as he deals with the pressure of saying his lines correctly on the set of Forrest Gump. It's "box of chocolates," not "chocolate box." Very stressful stuff.

When the trailer is over, Tom Hanks expresses his amazement. "Chesley Sullenberger, I used to have such respect for you," he jokes.

"Well, the good news is," Sully says, "after I did a terrible job of acting, nobody got hurt."

We look forward to seeing Hanks when it arrives in theaters this "Hanks-giving."

Watch Sully transform into Hanks in the dramatic trailer below:


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