Flight is an emotional drama inspired by true events. Directed by Robert Zemickis, the celebrated filmmaker responsible for classics like the Back to the Future series and Forrest Gump, the moving film stars Denzel Washington — the coolest man in Hollywood — as Whip Whitaker, a respected airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane following midair complications. Initially hailed as a hero, Whitaker is then investigated as questions are raised over the events that led up to the plane’s crash-landing.

Zemeckis’ first live-action effort since 2000’s Cast Away, Flight is eagerly anticipated, particularly due to its stellar cast which includes Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Nadine Velazquez.

With the action flick 2 Guns also on the horizon, Washington is certainly a very busy man — which is good for film fans, as most of the Malcolm X star’s movies tend to deliver in a major way. Flight may just do the same.

See the trailer below.