Captain Phillips : photos of the filming
April 19, 2012
Tom Hanks is currently in Malta for the filming of his upcoming movie Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass. Filming started two weeks ago in Massachusetts before moving to locations in Malta. It will go on until May and some scenes may be shot in Morocco. The movie is supposed to hit theaters a years from now, on March 22, 2013.
Yesterday, Tom Hanks was spotted on an aging ship weary a Navy uniform. Pictures come from different sources, including the cover of The Independent Malta. We've added those photos to our gallery. You can click on the thumbnails to directly access the album.
On April 8, 2009 Somali pirates approached the American cargo ship Maersk Alabama. The pirates and American crew members exchanged fire. The pirates gained access to the ship as their boat sank due to the gunfire exchange. As the pirates searched the ship, Americans overcame one pirate and took him captive. After 13 hours of negotiations, Captain Richard Phillips agreed to board a lifeboat with the pirates. The plan was for the two groups to exchange prisoners at sea. However, Phillips ended up captive on the lifeboat for three days and was tortured by the men who held him. He attempted one daring escape and failed before being rescued by the Navy SEALs on April 12, 2009.