“Captain Phillips” To Open 51st NY Film Festival

captain phillipsThe Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that its upcoming 51st New York Film Festival will open with Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips.

The film stars Tom Hanks as a cargo ship captain who must fight off Somali pirates in order to save his crew. 

The script was written by Billy Ray, and adapted from the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea,” by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty.

 The feature will usher in the annual NYFF, which will take place between September 27 – October 13.

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