Let the awards race begin! Due out in early October, aka early Awards Season, Captain Phillips finds Tom Hanks playing rea-life Captain Richard Phillips, who kept the crew of the Maersk Alabama safe long enough for the U.S. Navy Seals to hatch a plan that involved sniping three Somali pirates at the same time. It's pretty much a dream project for director Paul Greengrass, best known for his work on the Bourne movies. Watch him ratchet up the tension in the trailer below.Read Full Story
Captain Richard Phillips was greeted by the press, the military and his adoring family Friday afternoon as he arrived home in Vermont for the first time since being rescued from the clutches of teenage pirates off the coast of Somalia last week. I'm not the hero. The military's the hero. Thank them. - Captain Richard Phillips Upon landing, his wife Andrea, son Daniel, daughter Mariah, and mother Virginia all ran to greet Phillips, who gave a brief statement to the press assembled on...Read Full Story
Richard Phillips is a U.S. ship captain who was taken hostage by sea pirates April 8, 2009.