Tom Hanks could take on Somali pirates for Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures has confirmed to EW that Tom Hanks is attatched to play Richard Phillips, the cargo ship Captain who was kidnapped by Somali priates in 2009, in a feature film based on Phillips’ memoirs, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea. (Deadline first reported the story.) Phillips offered himself up as a hostage in order to save his crew, and was ultimately freed by SEAL snipers in a daring high-seas rescue. Sony has not yet announced a director for the film, and a final deal is not yet in place for Hanks.