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Tom Hanks encounters pirates in new trailer for Captain Phillips: watch now

A new trailer has arrived online for Captain Phillips , Paul Greengrass’ account of the 2009 hijacking of a US container ship by a crew of Somali pirates.

Tom Hanks stars as the eponymous Richard Phillips, who allowed himself to be taken hostage in order to guarantee the safety of his crew.

As well as containing a hefty amount of action, the new trailer hints at some heavyweight acting from Hanks, who could be in Oscar territory once again.

Take a look at the new trailer, below…



The tension is almost unbearable, and this is just the trailer! Expect plenty of white knuckles and frayed nerves when the finished film makes its way into cinemas.

Directed by Greengrass and co-starring Catherine Keener and Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips will open in the UK on 18 October 2013.

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