Sony has released the latest trailer for director Paul Greengrass’ (United 93, Bourne Ultimatum) new film Captain Phillips. The film is based on the true events of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and stars stars Tom Hanks as ship captain Richard Phillips who allowed himself to be taken hostage by Somali pirates in exchange for the safety of his crew.
In addition to teasing what looks to be a suspenseful thriller, this second trailer also hints that Greengrass will be addressing some larger themes than pirates and sacrifices. All done well using the faux documentary style Greengrass has been using throughout his career.
Between this and Saving Mr. Banks it looks like movie star Tom Hanks is back.
Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks in 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. The film is directed by Oscar® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.