Captain Phillips - Trailer
Director Paul GreengrassYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Captain Richard Phillips never dreamed that his venture on board the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama cargo ship would turn into a perilous hostage situation when a savage group of seafaring Somali criminals sped towards the vast but markedly unarmed vessel in a bid to seize control of the goods on board. When the brave Captain was held at gunpoint in the first case of piracy in two centuries in 2009, he did everything within his power to ensure the safety of his crew while heroically risking his own life.
This nail-biting thriller is based on the biographical recollections of the 2009 Somali pirate hijacking entitled 'A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea' by the real Richard Phillips and Stephan Tatty. It has been directed by Paul Greengrass ('The Bourne Supremacy', 'Green Zone', 'United 93') with a screenplay by Billy Ray ('The Hunger Games', 'State of Play', 'Flightplan') and is the first film reference to the terrifying but ultimately unsuccessful ordeal that was reminiscent of centuries old nautical crime. Forget 'Pirates of the Caribbean', witness the story of true present day piracy in all its hostility on the release of 'Captain Phillips' on October 11th 2013 in the UK.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Christopher Stadulis, Max Martini, John Magaro, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Maria Dizzia, Angus MacInnes, Roger Edwards, Rey Hernandez, San Shella, Vincenzo Nicoli, John Patrick Barry, Mark Holden, Stacha Hicks, Len Anderson IV, Will Bowden, Terence Anderson, David Webber, Ian Ralph, Bob Dio, Mark Semos