Intense Trailer Revealed For Tom Hanks’ ‘Captain Phillips’, Filmed In Virginia Beach

Posted By on May 8, 2013

Filmed partly in Virginia Beach, the first official trailer has come online for Captain Phillips, about real life cargo ship captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean in 2009, starring Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Big) in the title role.

Tom Hanks stars in 'Captain Phillips', filmed in Virginia Beach, VA.

Tom Hanks stars in ‘Captain Phillips’, filmed in Virginia Beach, VA.

The movie 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. It was the first time that an American cargo ship had been hijacked in 200 years.

The production filmed scenes in Virginia Beach, Virginia for a few weeks last summer.

From director Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Identity), you can watch the intense action-packed trailer in the player below, and then let us hear what you think in the comments!

Captain Phillips opens in theaters on October 11.


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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