The 15:17 TO PARIS!
- By Rebekah Rejniak
- Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros.
On August 21st, 2015 Thalys train 9364 made its way from Amsterdam to Paris. Tourists, residents, and Thalys staff alike felt it was just another beautiful evening in the European countryside, until 5:45pm, just as the train passed from Belgium into France. At that point, Ayoub El Khazzani emerged from the bathroom with an AKM assault rifle, 270 rounds of ammunition and various other DIY-bootleg weapons. If not for the heroic actions of 2 Frenchmen, and three Americans (two were off-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces) the 554 passengers may have wound up dead.
The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. Also starring in the film are Jenna Fischer (The Office); Judy Greer (War for the Planet of the Apes); Ray Corasani (The Long Road Home); PJ Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street); Tony Hale (Veep); and Thomas Lennon (Transformers: Age of Extinction).
The film is directed by Clint Eastwood, the screenplay is written by Dorothy Blyskal, and produced by Jessica Meier, Kristina Rivera and Tim Moore.
“The 15:17 to Paris” hits theaters February 16th.