Saving Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks is attached to play Captain Richard Phillips in Sony’s adaptation of the Captain’s memoir about the Somali pirate hostage situation that went down in 2009.

The film will follow Captain Phillips as he commands the Maersk Alabama and gives himself up as a hostage when Somali pirates attack his ship. Navy SEALs eventually killed three of his captors and rescued the Captain.

Sony optioned Capt. Phillips’ memoir A Captains Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days last year and set Billy Ray to write. His draft is reportedly what landed Tom Hanks.

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