Tom Hanks is 'Captain Phillips' in Theaters Now [VA Film]
Filmed partly in Virginia Beach, Virginia the action drama 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, opens today in theaters.
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 in 2012.
From director Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Identity), you can watch two intense trailers for the film using the players below, and then scroll down to view posters, and be sure to let us hear what you think in the comments after you see it!
Captain Phillips is currently playing locally at R/C KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills.