Captain Phillips2013 See Trailer
Captain PhillipsSee Trailer
Directors: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film has been nominated for 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor as well as 9 BAFTA nominations. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
Based on the book by Captain Richard Phillips, Executive Producer Kevin Spacey.