Clint Eastwood taps Paris train heroes to play themselves in film

Three real-life American heroes will become reel life heroes in an upcoming Clint Eastwood flick about the 2015 Paris train attack.

Eastwood has bypassed traditional Tinseltown talent in favor of Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, who will appear as themselves in the famed director’s next film, “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells their story of foiling a terrorist attack, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The three California natives made international headlines in 2015 after their quick thinking and bravery foiled a potential terrorist attack on a 500-passenger European train bound for Paris.

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The trio was honored for their bravery.

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After shots rang out as the train neared the border of Belgium and France, the group — Skarlatos an Oregon National Guardsman and Stone a U.S. Air Force Airman — managed to overpower the suspect, a Moroccan national armed with a handgun, an automatic rifle and a knife.

Clint Eastwood plans movie on foiled France train attack

The film will reportedly be based on the book “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes,” by Jeffrey E. Stern and co-written by the trio themselves.

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Eastwood will direct the upcoming “The 15:17 to Paris.”

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“The 15:17 to Paris” will reportedly also star Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer and Ray Corasani.

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