New ‘Captain Phillips’ Trailer Dials Up the Hype


Captain Phillips trailer
Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
Photo: Columbia Pictures

I’ve heard nothing but great things about Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips and I’ll finally be seeing it for myself this Thursday and can’t be any more excited. Today I have for you a brand new trailer for the real life drama starring Tom Hanks as the titular star, playing captain of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama which was hijacked in 2009 by a crew of Somali pirates.

The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control.

Captain Phillips hits theaters on October 11 and is currently one of my strongest contenders in my recently updated Oscar predictions (find them here). Check out the new trailer directly below.