By Steve Dellar  |  02-09-2018   Entertainment
Photo credit: @beatlesjad | Twitter

Back in August of 2015, while Europe was in the midst of various ISIS terror attacks (on Paris, Brussels, and Berlin), a lone wolf named Ayoub El-Khazzani had gotten on the Amsterdam to Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle, pistol and box cutter.

He was tackled by three US friends. Two soldiers and a buddy of theirs. Friends who just happened to be on the train as they were visiting Europe. They were honored by the French president for their heroics afterward.

It sounded like tailor-made Clint Eastwood material of course, and the producers proposed him to cast Chris Hemsworth or Zac Efron to play the young hero soldiers, but the ‘American Sniper’ director had another idea: the friends would simply play themselves.

And so, the idea for "The 15:17 to Paris." was born.

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Anthony Sadler, former U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, three childhood friends, got to be stars in a major Hollywood movie directed by Clint Eastwood. They couldn’t be happier.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TBT</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Servicemembers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Servicemembers</a> Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone were honored at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pentagon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pentagon</a> in 2015 with friend, Anthony Sadler, for their efforts in stopping a gunman on a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Paris?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Paris</a>-bound train. A new film, <a href="https://twitter.com/1517toParis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@1517toParis</a>, chronicles their heroism. We&#39;ll have a preview tomorrow. <a href="https://t.co/t9jFGobDzg">https://t.co/t9jFGobDzg</a></p>&mdash; U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) <a href="https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense/status/961659114488246272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Spencer Stone admitted that the proposition was too much to say no to: “He just sprung it on us!"

"We said yes right away," Alek Skarlatos admitted. "Then the doubt started creeping in and we asked for the night to think about it."

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TOMORROW <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1517ToParis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1517ToParis</a> Get tickets now: <a href="https://t.co/426DWPvPzE">https://t.co/426DWPvPzE</a> <a href="https://t.co/hJbzsPFXvs">pic.twitter.com/hJbzsPFXvs</a></p>&mdash; The 15:17 to Paris (@1517toParis) <a href="https://twitter.com/1517toParis/status/961707781882511360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In all, it is a movie with a typical Eastwood hardship story building up to a grand finale on the train, a great watch and a good old-fashioned hero story.

Source:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-02-08/eastwood-makes-real-heroes-the-stars-in-the-15-17-to-paris

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Anonymous No. 17941 1518166995

Gonna go see that this weekend.

Anonymous No. 17944 1518167661

I'm gonna watch it. We can be relatively sure that it wasn't produced by freaky rapists.

Anonymous No. 17956 1518171332

Lucky for us, it was directed by an Alpha Male Stud.

Anonymous No. 17971 1518177331

freaky rapist!

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