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Captain Phillips based on true story releases this Friday

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NEW DELHI: Captain Phillips, an action thriller that has already won rave reviews on the festival circuit in parts of the world, is being released in Indian theatres on 18 October.

Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne movies), it stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, and Catherine Keener in stellar roles

The 134-minute film has been certified with a U/A certificate.   

Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

The film is directed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and 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.

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