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Tom Hanks has been hijacked! Check out the trailer for the Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips

May. 8, 2013by: Paul Shirey

The first trailer for CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, the true-life tale of the captain in charge of a hijacked cargo ship, starring Tom Hanks, has arrived. Call it The Bourne Hijacking (or Zero Dark Hijacking), but with a lot less fisticuffs and shootouts. Okay, it really doesn't have anything to do with the BOURNE films other than the fact that the director of the last two films, Paul Greengrass, is at the helm. Greengrass has jumped into true story hijacking territory before with his excellent and haunting UNITED 93, about the doomed flight taken over by terrorists on September 11th. If CAPTAIN PHILLIPS reaches anywhere near that level of intensity then we're going to be in for one hell of a nail-biter.

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Here's the synopsis:

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.

It's nice to see Hanks back onscreen, who we last saw riding around on a moped with Julia Roberts in the cute, but forgettable LARRY CROWNE and last summer's epic CLOUD ATLAS. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS feels like the perfect vehicle for the actor, though, who was recently found to be the most trusted man in America in a recent poll. Hanks typically shines in the everyman roles and this looks like a solid place to showcase that.

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener hits the high seas on October 11, 2013.

Source: Guardian

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1:02PM on 05/09/2013
I like that the trailer was 95% the first act and not a 3 minute mini movie of the entire thing.
I like that the trailer was 95% the first act and not a 3 minute mini movie of the entire thing.
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12:33PM on 05/09/2013
Leave it to Paul Greengrass to make a true story an exciting film. That trailer really amped up the excitement. Looking forward to October now with not only this but "Gravity" as well.
Leave it to Paul Greengrass to make a true story an exciting film. That trailer really amped up the excitement. Looking forward to October now with not only this but "Gravity" as well.
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1:17AM on 05/09/2013
"Lieutenant Dan never warned me about things like this!"

This looks like absolutely riveting stuff. It is a possibility that Hanks gets an Oscar nomination for this, and if it does happen, it feels like it will be well-deserved.
"Lieutenant Dan never warned me about things like this!"

This looks like absolutely riveting stuff. It is a possibility that Hanks gets an Oscar nomination for this, and if it does happen, it feels like it will be well-deserved.
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11:25PM on 05/08/2013

Now THAT is acting at its best

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Wow. So amazing and absolutely natural and realistic. Now that is what GREAT acting is all about
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Wow. So amazing and absolutely natural and realistic. Now that is what GREAT acting is all about
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10:55PM on 05/08/2013

Calling it now

Tom Hanks will be nominated for two oscars next year. One for this, and one for Saving Mr. Banks. And he's going to win at least one of them, probably banks because its the flashier role. But I'm just so excited to see him back in top form because he's my all time favorite actor.
Tom Hanks will be nominated for two oscars next year. One for this, and one for Saving Mr. Banks. And he's going to win at least one of them, probably banks because its the flashier role. But I'm just so excited to see him back in top form because he's my all time favorite actor.
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11:07PM on 05/08/2013
Well, one of them would have to be a supporting role because an actor can't be nominated twice in the same category in the same year. That's why LeoDicaprio ended up nominated for Blood Diamond but not for The Departed which upset many. That aside, I agree-it is great to see Hanks really putting both feet forward again and even taking few risks.
Well, one of them would have to be a supporting role because an actor can't be nominated twice in the same category in the same year. That's why LeoDicaprio ended up nominated for Blood Diamond but not for The Departed which upset many. That aside, I agree-it is great to see Hanks really putting both feet forward again and even taking few risks.
11:58PM on 05/08/2013
Yeah, I was thinking lead actor for this supporting for banks. From all very early indications he's a shoe-in for that supporting actor nomination right now.
Yeah, I was thinking lead actor for this supporting for banks. From all very early indications he's a shoe-in for that supporting actor nomination right now.
9:02PM on 05/08/2013
Isn't it great when these little films just pop up out of nowhere and say HEY LOOK AT ME IM FUCKING AWESOME. Never heard of it.... Glad I have now.
Isn't it great when these little films just pop up out of nowhere and say HEY LOOK AT ME IM FUCKING AWESOME. Never heard of it.... Glad I have now.
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7:22PM on 05/08/2013
Looks great
Looks great
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6:51PM on 05/08/2013
Wow this kinda snuck out of nowhere for me but damn I'm excited. Greengrass and Hanks together for this story should be pretty damn incredible and already the lead pirate gave me chills, great acting.
Wow this kinda snuck out of nowhere for me but damn I'm excited. Greengrass and Hanks together for this story should be pretty damn incredible and already the lead pirate gave me chills, great acting.
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6:44PM on 05/08/2013
United 93 was a great film, with an overhanging feeling of dread throughout. Greengrass knows how to work suspense and danger. I only heard about this film recently, but the trailer just sold it to me.
United 93 was a great film, with an overhanging feeling of dread throughout. Greengrass knows how to work suspense and danger. I only heard about this film recently, but the trailer just sold it to me.
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5:38PM on 05/08/2013
That guy playing the Somali pirate actually looked like a Somali pirate
That guy playing the Somali pirate actually looked like a Somali pirate
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4:24PM on 05/08/2013

Sweet!

I knew this was in the pipe line. I have just been patiently waiting for the trailer. Now we just need the trailer for the next Mad Max movie.
I knew this was in the pipe line. I have just been patiently waiting for the trailer. Now we just need the trailer for the next Mad Max movie.
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3:45PM on 05/08/2013
Looks good. Hanks is almost always solid and I like Greengrass. I somehow think that a confined space like this may actually work better for him. Greengrass is good with tension and intense, momentary situations, and this looks like it is essentially that.
Looks good. Hanks is almost always solid and I like Greengrass. I somehow think that a confined space like this may actually work better for him. Greengrass is good with tension and intense, momentary situations, and this looks like it is essentially that.
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3:30PM on 05/08/2013

COOL!

I work remotely with all the Maersk Ships and work on the Alabama all the time (been on the Ship twice). I remember when this happened. Crazy shit and cool to finally see the trailer. I'll be there opening day.
I work remotely with all the Maersk Ships and work on the Alabama all the time (been on the Ship twice). I remember when this happened. Crazy shit and cool to finally see the trailer. I'll be there opening day.
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2:53PM on 05/08/2013
Nice! Had no idea this was being made. Greengrass is so visceral, I love it.
And Green Zone was terribly underrated.
Nice! Had no idea this was being made. Greengrass is so visceral, I love it.
And Green Zone was terribly underrated.
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2:29PM on 05/08/2013

Looks good

I love Greengrass' intensity, suspense, and action in all his movies. Green Zone got mixed reviews, but I thought it was fantastic.
I love Greengrass' intensity, suspense, and action in all his movies. Green Zone got mixed reviews, but I thought it was fantastic.
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2:21PM on 05/08/2013
This looks great. I hope this is the story I remember with the Seals pulling off some serious ballsy shit.
This looks great. I hope this is the story I remember with the Seals pulling off some serious ballsy shit.
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2:20PM on 05/08/2013
Looks okay, like a movie of the week with a big budget. Horrible fucking title though.
Looks okay, like a movie of the week with a big budget. Horrible fucking title though.
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1:59PM on 05/08/2013
This is fucking awesome.
This is fucking awesome.
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1:56PM on 05/08/2013

I didnt even know about this!!!!

Like what I'm seeing!!!
Like what I'm seeing!!!
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