Trailer for Captain Phillips

Posted July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 am


Here is the first trailer for the upcoming thriller Captain Phillips which is based on a true story. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass the film covers the events of the 2009 hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. Captain Phillips is slated to release on October 11.

It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of theĀ Maersk Alabama, the United States-flagged cargo ship which was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates didn’t expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors.