Tom Hanks Bonds With His Captors in the New 'Captain Phillips' Trailer
The movie is directed by Paul Greengrass and based on the real Richard Phillips' book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea, which chronicles the true story of his cargo ship being boarded by Somali pirates in April 2009. Since the audience will go into the movie knowing the ending (he lives), it's up to Greengrass and Hanks to make us interested in how it all plays out. From this trailer, it looks like the pirates and Captain Phillips will forge something of a barge, making it a little more layered than simply a rescue-at-sea movie.
Captain Phillips will get its world premiere as the opening night film at the New York Film Festival on September 27. It will be released in theaters on October 11.