As we get closer and closer to the Oscars, we are going to see a few of the year’s top movies head back into the Box Office for one final push. Taking that first leap today is the film Captain Phillips.
Captain Phillips is the true story of a man by the name of Captain Richard Phillips. As you may already know, Captain Phillips is portrayed in the film by Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.
In 2009, Captain Phillips was at the helm of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Captain Phillips and his crew are making your average run when they are suddenly boarded by Somali Pirates led by Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse.
As the Captain of the ship, it was up to Phillips to ensure that not only did his crew remain unharmed, but that he somehow managed to get out of this mess alive.
Also starring in the film is Catherine Keener. She is most recently known for playing the role of Percy Jackson’s mother Sally in the Percy Jackson film series. She portrayed the role of Andrea Phillips, Captain Phillips’ wife.
In case you have not yet had the privilege of seeing the film in theaters, here is a look at the trailer for Captain Phillips.
Captain Phillips is scheduled to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 21st.