Todd Komarnicki has written the screenplay for the currently untitled film based on Sullenberger's autobiography "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," which was co-written by Jeffrey Zaslow.
Sullenberger was lauded for his emergency landing in New York's Hudson River in 2009 when his airplane hit a flock of birds. Everyone on board survived the harrowing incident.
The film is expected to begin production later in the year. No release date has been announced.