Late Night in the Morning – The Real Heroes From Paris Train Attack Were Cast in the New Movie Directed by Clint Eastwood

Late Night In The Morning is 2BD’s daily service delivering the best clip from late night television to you every morning so you can enjoy your beauty rest without missing out on the laughs.

Today: Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!/ABC) hosted Clint Eastwood and the stars of his new movie 15:17 To Paris, the real-life heroes from the 2015 Paris train attack.

First of all, it’s a miracle that Clint Eastwood is up and at ’em. I was watching Kimmel last night and I would have assumed this guy would be bed bound counting down his days, but here he is still busting out Hollywood blockbusters like it’s no big deal at 87.

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For those who haven’t heard the story, here’s a synopsis:

(wiki) On 21 August 2015, Thalys train 9364 traveling from Amsterdam to Paris with almost 500 passengers, had just crossed the border from Belgium into France when a 25-year-old Moroccan man, Ayoub El Khazzani, exited the toilets on car No. 12. He was shirtless and armed with an AKM assault rifle, for which he had nine magazines and a total of 270 rounds of ammunition. He was also carrying a pistol and a bottle of petrol.

Moving into the passenger area El Khazzani tried to fire his rifle, but it jammed and he was unable to clear it– his attempt looking, fortuitously in light of the amount of assault rifle ammo he carried said guardsman Alek Skarlatos, as though “he clearly had no firearms training whatsoever”. He was then tackled and subdued by three American friends, two of them off-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces: 23-year-old Airman First Class Spencer Stone, 23-year-old Anthony Sadler, and 22-year-old Specialist Alek Skarlatos. Sadler later said that Skarlatos yelled “Get him!”

Another classic case of heroic American servicemen vs. idiot terrorist. It was reported that he was watching YouTube videos in the car bathroom on how to operate his gun before opening fire. Terrorists don’t come much worse than this, 0/10, which is a good thing, more terrorists should rely on YouTube for instructions cause then the world would be a much better place!

Anyways, the three guys were cast in the movie made based on their book recapping the event. Clint Eastwood fought against the critics of the studio to cast the real heroes rather than recreate the situation with Dwayne The Rock Johnson X3. They seem like real bros, and I’m definitely into seeing this movie. And God I can’t believe Clint Eastwood is still up and at ’em.

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