Paul Greengrass issues a statement regarding claims that Captain Phillips is not an accurate adaptation
joblo.com It recently came to light that certain individuals involved with the pirate incident that Paul Greengrass' CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is based on do not feel the story is portrayed accurately. The Tom Hanks movie is based on the book by the real CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, Richard Phillips. The allegations are not something new for any movie based on a true story, especially one as politically volatile as this one....
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Captain Phillips Synopsis and Credits

Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film is directed by Oscar® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.

"Captain Phillips" stars Catherine Keener, Max Martini, and Tom Hanks.

Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Written by Billy Ray.
Produced by Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca, and Scott Rudin.
Production company/distributor: Columbia Pictures.

Release Date: October 11, 2013

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