Hollywood Recreates Somali Pirate Hijacking on Film.

MissMalini , 09 May 2013
Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips

Oooh I wanna watch this movie! Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener is an action-thriller based on 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.

The film is directed by Oscar® 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.

In cinemas October 2013

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