Real-life heroes star hotel in Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 in Paris
Clint Eastwood taps Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone to play themselves in the new film tells the true story of three young Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on board a train while traveling through Europe.
Real-life heroes from the new movie “15:17 Paris” visited “Fox and Friends” studio on Wednesday and opened up about starring as herself in the action-packed film.
Anthony Sadler, the Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and us Air Force Pilot in the First Class Spencer Stone, the three brave Americans who came to rescue during the 2015 terrorist attack, are in the Clint Eastwood directed film.
“You know, it’s something we never thought of that as a possibility,” Stone explained. “[Clint Eastwood] actually called us to his office…and we were just kind of randomly sitting on the sofa and he said, ‘Hey, what do you guys think about re-enactment things for us?'”
To admit that they were confused by Eastwood’s question, Stone asked, “Mr. Eastwood are you asking us to play ourselves?”
Eastwood wanted the film to feel authentic, so that he even cast one of the passengers who was given a shot as himself, together with his wife.
While on the train to Paris, Stone explained that a terrorist with a fully loaded pistol came out of the train bathroom, ready to open fire in the passenger car. Two other passengers tried to stop the shooter, but were not successful and one of the men was shot in the back.
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The friends decided to take matters into their own hands and worked together to stop the terrorist. When he was asked what it was, such as running directly in the direction of the terrorist Sadler said: “Visually, you see it so you can register what happens, but in your mind your thinking: This can’t be real.”
The three men went on to say that watching themselves reenact what happened to them on that day was downright surreal.
“If there’s one thing about this movie – it is accurate,” Stone said to explain that what users see on the screen, where the real-life event.
The three heroes said, they have all picked up the acting bug.
“[Eastwood] told us to be ourselves and be happy because it is pretty much, all three of us playing ourselves, we pretty much were able to relax and have fun,” Skarlatos said. “There was a script, but we ad-lipped lot and if there was something we would actually not say that we are changing.”
Actors next to the real heroes are the actors Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, and “VEEP”‘s Tony Hale.
“15:17 Paris” hits theaters on Friday.
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