Let’s just state for the record that Tom Hanks is a national treasure. No, he wasn’t in National Treasure, that was Nic Cage. Tom Hanks is the guy who started out his career with an RPG movie and then a TV series where he wears a dress and is now, after two Academy Awards, one of the finest and most highly regarded actors of our times.
Sure, he doesn’t always make the best movies (Larry Crowne comes to mind) but still, he’s always likable and, more to the point, always interesting. His latest is the biopic Captain Phillips, wherein Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.
The movie is directed by Paul Greengrass and also stars Catherine Keener as Andrea Phillips, Max Martini as the Seal Commander, Yul Vazquez as Frank Castellano and Chris Mulkey as John Cronan. It is scheduled to be released on October 11.
Check out the first trailer for Captain Phillips after the break.