Heroes of Paris train attack speak at LU

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The three men who thwarted the Paris train attack spoke at Liberty University today.

Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone at Liberty University on Friday, February 09, 2018. (WDBJ7)

The men shared their stories about the attack and the biographical thriller film "The 15:17 to Paris."

The film follows the trio, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, as they stop the 2015 Paris train attack.

All three men said they were shocked when they were asked to portray themselves in the film. "I didn't think it was anything in the realm of possibility because like Anthony said on stage, this never happens so it was just a mind blowing moment," explained Stone.

The film was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. "I'm just extremely blessed to be in this position it just doesn't happen and the only way this could of happened is somebody of Mr. Eastwood's caliber," said Sadler.

The film was released on Friday in theaters nationwide.