Armenian-American professor Mark Moogalian, the first passenger to tackle a gunman during a terrorist attack on a high-speed train traveling to Paris from Amsterdam in 2015, will play himself in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film “The 15:17 to Paris.”
According to sources, the film also stars Moogalian’s wife, Isabelle Risacher Moogalian, who was also on board that day, Armenian Weekly reported. .
Written by Dorothy Blyskal, “The 15:17 to Paris” is based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Soldiers by Jeffrey E. Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos. Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos—the American passengers who helped stop the attack by tackling the attacker—also star in the film as themselves.
The film is scheduled to be released on Feb. 9 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Professor Mark Moogalian was awarded the Legion of Honour by President of France Francois Hollande. Moogalian, who is of Armenian descent, is both French and American citizen.