Alek Skarlatos story headed for big screen

U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, waves to photographers as he leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

The story of the Roseburg man many people call a hero, Alek Skarlatos, is headed for the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Clint Eastwood has signed on to direct The 15:17 to Paris.

It’s based off the book Skaraltos and two other Americans wrote about thwarting a terror attack on a Paris-bound train.

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The three gained international recognition for their heroics.

So far there is no word on production dates or casting choices.

Skarlatos has not yet commented on the project.

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