SULLY HAILED BY HOMETOWN – WHO SHOULD STAR IN THE MOVIE?
We almost wish we could have been in Danville, California, for the hero’s welcome they threw for pilot “Sully” Sullenberger. Thousands of people gathered to hail him a hometown hero in an outdoor ceremony featuring brass bands and bagpipes. (We couldn’t help but picture an oldtime Frank Capra / James Stewart movie set in the midwest.) Sullenberger, who seems to be a modest man of few words, asked town leaders to keep the event low-key, but he was overwhelmed when he saw the assembled crowd. His wife was in tears. Danville residents held up flags and signs and cheered throughout the event. What a movie this story will make! Maybe Matthew Modine could play Sully – or Tom Hanks. Who would you cast? (No, John Waters would NOT be appropriate!)