Tom Hanks To Play Real-Life Heroic Captain in Somali Pirate Film
4:19 pm, March 15th, 2011
Tom Hanks is set to star in a new film about the American cargo ship that was attacked by Somali pirates in 2009, Gossip Cop confirms.
Hanks will play Richard Phillips, the captain of the Maersk Alabama, who heroically gave himself up as a hostage to save his crew from the hijackers.
The movie is based on Phillips’ memoir, A Captain’s Duty, which recounts how he spent three days on a small lifeboat with his armed captors before a daring Navy SEALs rescue.
Wow, sounds like an incredibly intense role. Do you look forward to seeing Hanks in it?
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