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.

Scott Kishere, June 10, 2012

I look forward to seeing this film. I have just got back from Malta with my wife.Whilst on a harbour cruise we passed the tanker that Tom Hanks was filming on. It is a shame we didn't see Tom,that would have been awesome ! Scott UK

Crystal Komar, June 22, 2012

6/22/12: Tom Hanks was on a boat today heading out to sea from Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach. They drove past us as we were on paddleboards. Didn't have a camera to take pictures, but he spoke to my daughter. Very Cool!

Rosalie Ped, June 27, 2012

wish u'd also film here in Philippines :)

Danny Rashkind, June 28, 2012

Tom, Mia and I would like to thank you so much for taking the time so say hello. Mia really got a kick out of you doing Woody for her.

teresa robinson, July 11, 2012

captain phillips looks just like that guy that rides the motor cycle(harley) working at Knox area rescue mission. exactly

Betty, January 03, 2013

One day last winter (2012) two gentlemen purchased 2 identical watches from me. I said "I love it when customers purchase in duplicate!" The gentlemen replied "Tom Hanks is filming a movie in the area (Massachusetts) and this is the one he wants to wear in the movie. We are purchasing 2 in case one gets damaged." They even showed me pictures of Tom with his beard and Captain Phillips. I can't wait to see the movie! The pictures on this sight of filming "A Captain's Duty" actually have a great pic of Tom wearing the watch! I have enjoyed all of Tom's movies and I have a feeling "A Captain's Duty" will probably be my favorite.

H, December 07, 2014