We’ll find out in this tense new thriller from Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass, which follows the true story of Richard Phillips — a cargo ship captain taken hostage when his vessel, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.
Hanks stars as the real-life hero, while a quartet of unknowns play the pirates — one of whom gets a bit of sympathetic spotlight in the latest trailer for the film. And though Catherine Keener also appears as Hanks’s wife, the Oscar winner’s true costar seems to be his Bahston accent; hopefully, he’s had some time to work on it since Catch Me If You Can.
Captain Phillips hits theaters Oct. 11 after opening the New York, Tokyo, and London Film Festivals. The movie is rated “arrrrr.”