Clint Eastwood Directing Real-Life Tale of American Heroes

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Clint Eastwood

As a former special agent with the United States Treasury Department, David Leoce specialized in cases involving money laundering, fraud, and tax violations and worked alongside government organizations such as the DEA, FBI, and local law enforcement agencies. Now retired, David Leoce enjoys watching films starring and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Despite recently turning 87 years old, Eastwood remains passionate about filmmaking. In August he traveled to Venice, Italy, to begin directing his latest film, The 15:17 To Paris, which details the real-life story of three Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a Paris train in 2015 by attacking the gunman. Based on the non-fiction novel of the same title, the film will have a heightened sense of realism, as the three American heroes will play themselves.

Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos wrote the novel together after they successfully subdued the terrorist who opened fire on the Paris-bound train that carried over 500 passengers. The film will detail the events of that day, while child actors will also portray the men in flashback scenes as the film explores the character of each individual and why they reacted with heroism in the face of such grave danger. In addition to the three men, the film also stars Jenna Fischer and Judy Greer.