Tom Hanks A Captain’s Duty Film

By: Mary Smith - Staff Writer
Published: Mar 16, 2021

Tom Hanks A Captain’s Duty. Tom Hanks will appear in the film A Captain’s Duty about the Somali Pirates kidnapping. The movie role is about Capt. Richard Phillips and the rescue from an American ship

Columbia Pictures picked up the life rights to Phillips, as well as his book, in spring 2009. The goal is to retell the story of the captain of the trading vessel Maersk Alabama who, in order to save his crew, surrendered to Somali pirates after his ship was hijacked.

The standoff, which commanded worldwide attention, tested the strength of Phillips and his crew as well as the resolve of the Navy commanders and President Barack Obama to bring Phillips home alive.

The project, with a script by Billy Ray, is being produced by the team behind “The Social Network,” including producer Scott Rudin and actor Kevin Spacey.

Hanks just began shooting the Rudin-produced adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2005 novel, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” He returns to theaters in July with “Larry Crowne.”


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