Clint Eastwood wields a gun directing The 15:17 to Paris

Clint Eastwood was seen brandishing a gun as he set about working on the latest scenes of his new movie The 15:17 to Paris on Friday. 

Crowds had gathered at Arras railway station in Northern France, as the acclaimed director was joined on a platform by other members of the cast and crew as filming got underway. 

The movie will tell the true story of a thwarted terror attack that occurred in Paris in 2015, where three American tourists selflessly tackled a gunman on board a moving train.

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On set: Clint Eastwood, 87, was seen wielding a gun while directing on set of his new movie The 15:17 to Paris while shooting at Arras railway station in Northern France on Friday

On set: Clint Eastwood, 87, was seen wielding a gun while directing on set of his new movie The 15:17 to Paris while shooting at Arras railway station in Northern France on Friday

The film has sparked intense interest in the film industry for tackling the radical subject and large crowds were seen gathered at the railings of the station, as new scenes were filmed. 

They will no doubt have made for chilling viewing, as Eastwood - clad in a stone jacket and navy sports cap - was seen aiming a gun in between takes as he and those involved with the movie re-enacted the events that had taken place two years ago.  

A Thalys train has been rented for five days while shooting takes place, with platforms 7 and 8 at the station of Arras (where the express train came to a halt during the foiled attack) being closed off due to filming. 

High interest: Large crowds had gathered around the railings of the station as work got underway on the film that tells the story of a thwarted terroist attack that took place in Paris in 2015

High interest: Large crowds had gathered around the railings of the station as work got underway on the film that tells the story of a thwarted terroist attack that took place in Paris in 2015

In action: Film producer Eastwood was clad in a stone jacket and navy sports cap as he instructed those on set - he was surrounded by actors clad in police uniforms

In action: Film producer Eastwood was clad in a stone jacket and navy sports cap as he instructed those on set - he was surrounded by actors clad in police uniforms

Surrounding the film producer had been many members of technical crew and men clad in police uniforms who appeared to be in character for the film. 

Residents had been warned prior to filming taking place, with many choosing to watch on as work got underway within the station. 

The film is based on the book of the same title that had been penned by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone who bravely tackled an armed terrorist that had open

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