Sony Pictures has released the full-length trailer for Captain Phillips, the new action thriller from director Paul Greengrass (‘The Bourne Supremacy, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’), based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. A new poster also has been debuted for the film with Tom Hanks – who stars as Captain Richard Phillips.

About the film: Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass‘s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalisation. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.

Captain Phillips – in Australian cinemas October 24, 2013!


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