Here’s a second trailer for director Paul Greengrass‘ Captain Phillips, starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks in the true story of a2009 hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates.
Directed by The Bourne Ultimatum helmer, the upcoming thriller has a real Oscar potential. If nothing else, the film arrives before Christmas that is perfect time for the Oscars. All jokes aside, it really helps that Greengrass is behind the camera.
Another Hanks’ title taking part in the Oscar race is Saving Mr. Banks, an upcoming film by Walt Disney Pictures, so this could be the year that he’s received his first Oscar nomination since 2001.
Um, let’s just focus on a Captain Phillips second trailer. We get our first glimpse at a female character appearing in the movie (Catherine Keener).
Penned by Billy Ray (Flightplan) the film co-stars Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, Michael Chernus, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, John Magaro and Angus MacInnes in the October 11th, 2013 release.
Check out the official synopsis:
Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray 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.
Watch the new trailer