Captain Phillips is an upcoming drama movie directed by Paul Greengrass and based on a script by Billy Ray. It's a chronicle of captain Richard Phillips and his crew's encounter with Somali pirates. Actor Tom Hanks got the lead role as the captain. The release date of Captain Phillips is set for March 22, 2013.
A first look at Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips:
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Plot: "Based on the true-life story of Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by armed Somali pirates, attempted to escape and was eventually rescued by the U.S. Navy. The film will retell the events that garnered headlines worldwide in April. After his ship was hijacked on the high seas, Phillips surrendered himself to the pirates in order to protect his crew. The married father of two made one unsuccessful escape attempt before an elite squad of Navy SEAL snipers shot and killed three of the four pirates — an action authorized by President Obama. A fourth pirate surrendered and is in custody."
Learn more about the real-life event with this video:
The U.S. Navy SEALs Rescue Captain Richard Phillips From Somali Pirates.
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