Published on: 01 August 2013 in Industry

Captain Phillips chosen as LFF opener

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Paul Greengrass' new film Captain Phillips has been selected to open the 57th London Film Festival this October.

According to the BFI, "Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the US 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 globalisation."

The film is based upon Richard Phillips' "A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea", with Phillips played by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks. Paul Greengrass is president of Directors UK.

You can watch a trailer for the film below.

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