Film trailer released for Oregon Natl. Guardsman's story of stopping Paris terror attack

Gov. Kate Brown speaks with Alek Skarlatos after Skarlatos was awarded the Oregon Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 in Salem, Ore. Brown presented the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal to Skarlatos, the Oregon National Guard specialist who helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train last year. (Gordon Friedman/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Alek Skarlatos, the Roseburg, Ore. native who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015, is starring in Clint Eastwood’s new movie about the thwarted attack.

A trailer for Eastwood’s new film titled “The 15:17 to Paris” was released on Wednesday.

The film stars Oregon Natl. Guardsman Skarlatos and his two childhood friends, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and college student Anthony Sadler, who tackled and subdued a would-be shooter on the Paris-bound train August 20, 2015.

The three friends wrote a book about the experience, which is now the genesis of the new film.

The film hits theaters on February 9, 2018.

Skarlatos is no stranger to the screen – he appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars back in 2015.

The Roseburg native has also received the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal - one of the highest honors an Oregon National Guardsman can receive.

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