[Now Filming] Tom Hanks Begins Shooting ‘Captain Phillips’ in VA Beach

 Tom Hanks has been sighted at work and at brunch in Hampton Roads, Virginia this week, as excitement over the star’s new movie filming in the area continues to build.

The two-time Oscar winning actor had his eggs over easy at Charlie’s Cafe on Granby Street in Norfolk this morning (June 14), according to The Virginian Pilot.

Hanks ordered the cafe’s signature dish, the “Granby Platter”, which has since been renamed the “Tom Hanks Granby Platter” as of today.

The actor sat at table 4, in case you’re interested.

You can help the Pilot track Tom Hanks sightings around Hampton Roads on Twitter with the hashtag #HRHanks.

Tom Hanks at Charlie's Cafe in Norfolk, VA

Actor Tom Hanks, third from the left poses with Charlie’s Cafe owner Ted Warren, left, daughter Laurie Warren, and waitress Shirley Cooper-Sherrin, who served the actor. Hanks was in Norfolk on Thursday, June 14, 2012 to eat breakfast at Charlie’s Cafe on Granby Street. (photo: Ted Warren)

Hanks is in Virginia Beach filming scenes for Captain Phillips, about real life cargo ship captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean in 2009.

The film is based on Phillips’ book  “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea”, in which he recounts offering himself as a hostage and facing a five-day standoff that only ended with a rescue by Navy SEALs.

The production is expected to be in Virginia Beach through June 30.

Captain Phillips opens in theaters on March 22, 2013.

Tom Hanks will play real life ship Captain Richard Phillips, was rescued from Somali pirates on April13, 2009 in the Indian Ocean.

Tom Hanks will play real life ship Captain Richard Phillips, was rescued from Somali pirates on April13, 2009 in the Indian Ocean.

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