After playing Jimmy Olsen in “Superman Returns” and appearing in the “Veronica Mars” movie, Sam Huntington is back in business with Warner Bros., as he has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood‘s drama “Sully,” TheWrap has learned.
Huntington has also landed a lead role in the romantic comedy “Second Nature” opposite Collette Wolfe.
Eastwood’s movie stars Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an American hero when he landed his disabled jet on the Hudson River in 2009, saving the lives of everyone aboard. The incident was captured on video that was viewed around the world.
“Sully” aims to go beyond Sullenberger’s heroic act and explore the behind-the-scenes drama that nearly cost him his reputation and his wings.
Huntington will play passenger Jeff Kolodjay, who was traveling with his father at the time of the incident.
Eastwood will direct from a scriptby Todd Komarnicki, who adapted the book “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters,” which Sullenberger co-wrote with Jeffrey Zaslow.
“Sully” is being produced by Eastwood and Tim Moore for Malpaso, Frank Marshall for Kennedy/Marshall and Allyn Stewart for Flashlight Films, whose Kipp Nelson will executive produce with RatPac-Dune’s Steven Mnuchin.
As for “Second Nature,” the film will be directed by relative newcomer Michael Cross, who has a background in commercials. Nicholas Gyeney, who directed the Larenz Tate movie “Beta Test,” will produce via his Mirror Images.
“Second Nature” is described as being in the vein of “Vice Versa” and “Freaky Friday.” The story follows Amanda (Wolfe) and Bret (Huntington), who have different ideas about how their small town should be run and decide to campaign for mayor. Following a heated argument, Amanda wishes that men could behave like women for a change. In a flash of light, a magical mirror transports her and Bret into an alternate reality where gender roles are reversed. Bret wakes up to discover he’s no longer the owner of his company, and gets heckled by female construction workers on his way to Hooters – which is now called Peckers Restaurant. Bret’s is desperate to escape this world, while Amanda will do everything she can to stay — but not everything is as she expected Is this the utopian world Amanda wished for?
Huntington recently starred on the TV series “Being Human” and “Caveman.” His feature credits include “Fanboys” and “Detroit Rock City,” and he next stars in the indie movie “Finding Sofia,” which he also produced.
Huntington is represented by UTA and Generate, while Wolfe is repped by the Gersh Agency and Anonymous Content.