Thursday, August 8, 2013

Captain Phillips ~ Pirates Take Phillips Hostage

Captain Phillips ~ Poster 002 | A Constantly Racing MindSony/Columbia pictures have released the second trailer for "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks due out in October.

Here is Columbia Pictures official synopsis:
"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 globalization.  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 and 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. "

In the second official trailer, we find the dramatic take over by Somali pirates and get a bit of insight of the kind of people they have become. In the trailer, it seems that the film is showing a human side to the the Somali people who out of desperation have turned to piracy.

The movie opens theaters October 11th, 2013
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller 
Year:  2013
Staring: TTom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Director: Paul Greengrass
Producer(s): Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
Writer: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Tatty
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 134 minutes
Release Date: 10/11/2013

All images are courtesy of Sony/Columbia pictures

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