Next Eastwood movie will feature Oregon hero's story in stopping terror attack

FILE -- Gov. Kate Brown speaks with Alek Skarlatos after Skarlatos was awarded the Oregon Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 in Salem, Ore. Brown presented the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal to Skarlatos, the Oregon National Guard specialist who helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train. (Gordon Friedman/Statesman-Journal via AP)

Legendary actor turned acclaimed director Clint Eastwood is drawing from real-life events for his next project. And it's something an Oregon native played a role in.

Remember the foiled terror attack in 2015 aboard a train bound for Paris?

Roseburg's own Alek Skarlatos was one of three Americans who overpowered a gunman and kept him from opening fire.

Eastwood's movie, "The 15:17 to Paris," will bring the story to the silver screen.

It's based on a book Skarlatos co-wrote with the two other heroes that day.

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