Tom Cruise wants to star in a film about last week’s Hudson River plane
The actor, who is a qualified pilot himself, wants to play Captain Chesley
Sullenberger - the man who successfully crash-landed the aircraft on to the
New York river, saving all 150 passengers.
The 46-year-old also is considering contacting Sullenberger to express his
admiration for his brave feat.
He said: “It’s remarkable. To have done such a heroic job its amazing. I
know what it’s like because we train for emergencies and then for it to
happen and have it turn out the way it did, that’s how we want them all to
However, Tom’s representative has played down film speculation, insisting
nothing has been discussed.
Tom – who plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in new movie 'Valkyrie',
which tells the story of a plot to kill Adolf Hitler – recently revealed he
only takes on roles that push his acting ability.
He said: "The colonel was a very different character for me to portray but
I've always taken on challenging roles. I am always looking for a good movie
and I have always wanted to challenge myself. I just want to keep growing as
an artist and I don't think that has ever changed."