By DAVID WEINER
September 23, 2013
Release Date: October 11
The Plot: Tom Hanks plays real-life Captain Richard Phillips, whose US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama was overtaken by Somali pirates in 2009, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. Quick to defend his ship from the machine-gun wielding attackers, his ship was nonetheless boarded and he had to face life-and-death decisions in protecting his crew and cargo.
Why It's a Must-See: Recreating the frightening, true-life tale, Captain Phillip teams up Hanks with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass, whose visceral camera style defined such films as United 93, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. The concoction of uber-talented players promises to deliver an experience that will place audiences directly in the hot seat.
Watch the Trailer: HERE