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Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

/ 10:24 AM July 12, 2017
Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone

Honoree Specialist Alek Skarlatos, Honoree Anthony Sadler and Honoree Airman First Class Spencer Stone. AFP FILE PHOTO

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroic feat.

Warner Brothers said in a statement Tuesday that Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, U.S. Army Spc. Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler will star in “The 15:17 to Paris.”

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The film, which began production this week, follows the lives of the three friends from childhood to the evening when they helped subdue a suspected terrorist who opened fire inside a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.

The Sacramento-area men were vacationing in Europe when they tackled Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man who authorities said has ties to radical Islam. El-Khazzani had boarded the Paris-bound train with a Kalashnikov rifle, pistol and box cutter.

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