Tom Hanks Fights Back in New International Trailer for Captain Phillips

Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Addirahman and Mahat M. Ali in Captain Phillips (2013) Movie Image

For some reason, when I heard Tom Hanks start talking in this new International trailer for Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips”, I immediately thought, “Wait, when did JFK start captaining a cargo ship?” Turns out, he never did, it’s just Tom Hanks doing a Boston accent. Ahem, excuse me. I meant, BAHSTON accent.

Check out a new Japanese trailer for the film below.

We’re promised a “multi-layered examination” of the hijacking, which I take it to mean Jason Bourne doesn’t swim underneath the boat, climb up, then slits everyone’s throat and saves the day. That would have been cool, though. That Jason Bourne. He’s incorrigible like that, especially when the evil CIA is involved.

Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom 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” stars Hanks and Catherine Keener.

Getting saved this October 11th 2013.