First Trailer and Promo Poster for Paul Greengrass’ CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Starring Tom Hanks

     May 8, 2013


Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips.  The movie stars Tom Hanks as real life ship captain Richard Phillips who allowed himself to be taken hostage by Somali pirates in exchange for the safety of his crew.  Judging by the trailer, the adaptation keeps the crew on board, and sets the tone for an action-drama in the vein of Greengrass’ previous film, Green ZoneGreen Zone was a bit of a disappointment, as we saw in Greengrass’ Bloody Sunday and United 93, the director knows how to find powerful drama in true stories.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with the promo poster.  Captain Phillips is set to open on October 11th.

Via The Guardian.  Click over to Apple to watch in HD.

Here’s the brief synopsis for Captain Phillips:

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.


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  • Farrell

    Great, another movie about black savages attacking white people.

    • Bob

      Is this comment for real? Its a true story…what do you want them to do? Make the pirates asian or white? That wouldn’t be a true storythen…The story isn’t about black people attacking white people. Comments like this are just so stupid.

  • Jason Richards

    Screw Goldberg. This movie actually looks amazing. Greengrass is one of the best directors working in the business right now.

    • shadypotential

      screw goldberg? he basically complimented the man’s skills. wtf is wrong with you people?

    • MistaWu

      Screw Goldberg? I agree with everything he said, including the comment about Green Zone. This film looks good. Can’t wait.

  • puddintain

    The whole thing is kind of bunk. The previous hijackings by Somali pirates resulted in zero loss of life. the insurance companies paid the money and all the hostages were released. It’s likely that the result would have been the same in this case. this flick just seems like an excuse to make Zero Dark Thirty on the high seas.
    By the way, Flight 93 is one of my all-time favorite movies. Amazing stuff.

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