Join us on Thursday, January 25th at 3:10pm ET for a Facebook Live interview with the real heroes (and stars) of Clint Eastwood's new movie "The 15:17 to Paris." We'll be at Atlanta's City Winery and you can watch on the Military.com Facebook page.
Clint pretty much does whatever he wants these days and, when it came time to cast his movie about the men who foiled a 2015 terror attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, he decided to hire the actual guys who stopped the bad guy to star in his movie.
U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were bumming around Europe in the summer of 2015 with their childhood friend Anthony Sadler when an ISIS-inspired gunman opened fire on fellow passengers of the men's train. Risking their lives, the three helped subdue the killer and prevent a massacre.
All three men received France's Legion of Honor medal for their bravery. Back in the States, Stone was awarded the Airman’s Medal and a Purple Heart, Skarlatos was awarded the Army Soldier's Medal and civilian Sadler received the DoD Medal of Valor
Eastwood made a bold choice. None of the three had any acting experience before making this movie, unless you want to count Alek's third-place finish on Season 21 of "Dancing With the Star" as acting.
We'll find out what it's like to work with Clint and ask them what they're doing now. City Winery regularly broadcasts events on Facebook, so we're hopeful that their WiFi delivers a strong signal. Join us and we'll all find out together.