Tom Hanks stars in new images and posters for Captain Phillips
Although Tom Hanks has SAVING MR. BANKS as the presumably highly touted Oscar movie from Disney this year, I think the performance that will see Hanks return to Oscar glory is in CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. The first trailer for the film had me on the edge of my seat and I know how the story ends. That’s sometimes the challenge when you’re telling a true story, but Paul Greengrass was a great choice to direct the film since he’s a master of thrusting the audience into the action and heightening the intensity. That, and Tom Hanks looks to be on top of his game.
Based on the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty, the true story features Tom hanks as the heroic Captain Richard Phillips, who was the captain of the US MV Maersk Alabama, which as the dubious distinction as being the first American cargo shipped to be hijacked in over 200 years. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini and John Magaro. The Paul Greengrass directed film will hit theaters everywhere on October 11th.