Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Paul Greengrass‘ Captain 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 Zone. Green 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.
While I already posted the first posters for Spike Lee‘s Oldboy, James Wan‘s Insidious: Chapter 2, Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D., and a great display for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I’ve still got a ton of pictures left to post. However, rather than offering them up one article at a time, I’m grouping them all into one huge article.
While a lot of the posters you’ve previously seen, there are a few new things like the first logo for Paul Greengrass‘ Somali pirate pic Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, the first poster for Where the Devil Hides, and the first display for Jimmy Hayward’s Free Birds starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. In addition, you can also check out posters/displays for Star Trek Into Darkness, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Despicable Me 2, Fast and Furious 6, Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, The Heat, Elysium, The East, The Wolverine, The Mortal Instruments, and a lot more.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Catherine Keener is set to join Tom Hanks in the Somali pirate pic Captain Phillips. Hanks stars 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. Variety reports that Keener will play Phillips’ wife Andrea. In the hands of a lesser filmmaker, Phillips’ story could easily turn into a Movie of the Week cheese-fest, but The Bourne Ultimatum and United 93 director Paul Greengrass is at the helm which makes me very, very happy. Furthermore, the team from The Social Network (Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, and Kevin Spacey) is onboard to produce. Greengrass will direct from a script by Billy Ray (Shattered Glass), based on Phillips’ memoir.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Sharon Stone in Tony Kaye’s (American History X) thriller Attachment. Captain Phillips opens March 22nd, 2013.
Sony Pictures will release Paul Greengrass‘ Captain Phillips (previously titled Maersk Alabama) on March 22, 2013. 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. Phillips’ memoir—A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea—recounts his three days as their captive and his dramatic rescue. Billy Ray wrote the screenplay, and Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, and Kevin Spacey (the team behind The Social Network) will produce. While it seemed like this could have been prime awards bait, the March release date makes Captain Phillips look like steady genre fare along the lines of Greengrass’ Green Zone, which was also based on real events.
Captain Phillips currently shares its March 22, 2013 release date with the DreamWorks Animation movie The Croods featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Nicolas Cage. Hit the jump for a synopsis of A Captain Duty’s.