There are perks to heroism.
According to KRON 4, the three Sacramento-based men who thwarted an attempted act of terrorism on a French train in 2015 will get to play themselves in Clint Eastwood's cinematic version of the event.
Childhood friends Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and civilian Anthony Sadler were on vacation in Europe when they tackled Ayoub El-Khazzani who was apparently trying to kill people on a train headed from Amsterdam to Paris. The friends wrote a book about their experience and now Eastwood is going to let them star in his movie about it. LUCKY!
Eastwood loves to make movies about heroes (and talk to chairs) but usually he gets big-name Hollywood stars to take on the heavyweight roles. For The 15:17 to Paris, however, Eastwood is letting Stone, Skarlatos, and Sadler reenact the whole thing themselves.
It's not clear if fellow hero, Chris Norman of Britain, gets to play himself. Norman helped rush El-Khazzani and held him down until the authorities showed up. The Sacramento Bee links to a Warner Bros. press release which says the film also stars Jenna Fischer (Pam from "The Office"), Judy Greer, and Ray Corasani.