THE 1517 TO PARIS - Live It Twice Featurette
Go behind the scenes of Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris
From Clint Eastwood comes "The 15:17 to Paris," which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.
In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Parisâ€"an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends' lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. Starring alongside them are Jenna Fischer (â€śHall Pass,â€ť TV's â€śThe Officeâ€ť); Judy Greer (â€śWar for the Planet of the Apesâ€ť); Ray Corasani (TV's upcoming â€śThe Long Road Homeâ€ť); PJ Byrne (â€śThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€ť); Tony Hale (TV's â€śVeepâ€ť); and Thomas Lennon (â€śTransformers: Age of Extinctionâ€ť). Paul-MikĂ©l Williams plays the younger Anthony, Bryce Gheisar plays the younger Alek, and William Jennings plays the younger Spencer.
Eastwood (â€śSully,â€ť â€śAmerican Sniperâ€ť) directs from a screenplay by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Eastwood also produces the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier. The film's executive producer is Bruce Berman.
Behind the scenes, the creative team includes frequent collaborators Tom Stern, who served as cinematographer on 13 of Eastwood's previous films, and Deborah Hopper, who has served as Eastwood's costume designer on 17 prior films; editor Blu Murray, who most recently cut â€śSully,â€ť and that film's composer, Christian Jacob. Veteran art director Kevin Ishioka, whose work can be seen in â€śSullyâ€ť and in â€śDunkirk,â€ť serves as production designer.