The movie adaptation of the memoirs of Captain Richard Phillips, who spent three days in captivity by Somali pirates, has found a director. According to NY Mag, the movie will be staged by Paul Greengrass, the creator of the last two Jackson Bourne movies.
Recall that in 2009, a group of pirates attacked a cargo ship under the command of Phillips. The captain managed to convince the invaders to release the team and leave only him hostage. He spent three days in captivity, constantly exposed to mortal danger, and then was released by the assault detachment of the US Navy SEALs.
As a result of the special operation, several bandits were killed, one of them was captured alive. In February 2011, he was sentenced to 34 years in prison.
Tom Hanks is expected to play the role of Captain Phillips.
The Topic of Article: Paul Greengrass will send Tom Hanks to the pirates.