La La Land: Tom Hanks Praises Musical While Promoting his Own Film, Sully

Tom Hanks shines in playing the titular role, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, in Clint Eastwood’s biopic, Sully, about the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson” back in 2009.

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World premiering at the Telluride Film Fest to good (if not distinguished), reviews, Sully will be released by Warner this Friday, Sep 9.

The role might land Hanks, already a two-time Oscar winner, yet another (his fifth) Best Actor Oscar nod.

But the actor can’t seem to keep himself stopping from praising a movie he’s not at the Colorado event to promote: Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

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Speaking at a Q&A session for Sully, a biopic about the US Airways pilot who successfully landed an Airbus on the Hudson River in 2009, Hanks interrupted a discussion about the film to praise Lionsgate’s La La Land, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Fest and its North American premiere at Telluride on Friday.

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Said Hanks, “We are all doomed if we don’t embrace Damien Chazelle’s new film.”