Captain Phillips, a new film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, is about the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
This was one of the most amazing stories I’ve ever heard of and is something you think you’d only see in a movie. The fact that this is backwards is incredible. I’m really excited for this.
Captain Phillips opens on October 11.