Clint Eastwood Gets R-Rating on '15:17 to Paris' Overturned
The film will hit theaters in February with a PG-13 rating.
Clint Eastwood has won an appeal to overturn the R rating originally assigned to his upcoming film, The 15:17 to Paris. Instead, it will be rated PG-13.
The real-life drama recounts the much-publicized story about an attempted terror attack on a train from Brussels to Paris in 2015, which was thwarted by three former U.S. servicemen — played by the real-life heroes Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone in the film.
According to a source, the R rating was given for the train attack scene at the center of the film, which the Classification and Rating Administration described as "a sequence of violence and bloody images."
The Classification and Rating Appeals Board says it reviews 800 to 900 films each year, with fewer than 12 ratings a year appealed.
Eastwood represented his own film on behalf of Warner Bros., which opens the film in theaters on Feb. 9.