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Report: Clint Eastwood movie could feature real-life Paris train attack hero from Oregon

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Gov. Kate Brown congratulates Alek Skarlatos after awarding him the Oregon Distinguished Service Award in Salem on Wednesday. (KPTV, Mega Sugianto) Gov. Kate Brown congratulates Alek Skarlatos after awarding him the Oregon Distinguished Service Award in Salem on Wednesday. (KPTV, Mega Sugianto)
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For his next directorial project, Clint Eastwood is looking to cast real heroes to play themselves on the big screen, including an Oregon man.

The acclaimed actor and director has tapped Oregon National Guard specialist Alek Skarlatos, along with Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone, to share the cinematic story of how they stopped a terrorist on a train, according to Variety.

While on vacation and taking a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 2015, the three men attacked and subdued a gunman they saw moving through their car so that no other passengers would get hurt.

In its exclusive story, Variety reports the Eastwood film titled “The 15:17 to Paris” is expected to portray the trio’s childhoods and “show their friendship leading up to the moment that changed their lives.”

The movie won’t be the first time Skarlatos has been a star. He also competed in the 21st season of “Dancing with the Stars.” 

For his heroism, Skarlatos was invited to the White House and received the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal from Gov. Kate Brown.

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