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New Stills From Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’ & Stiller’s ‘Secret Life Of Water Mitty’

Check out a few new images from two films expected to vie for top honours during this forthcoming awards season.

First we have another look at Paul Greengrass-directed fact-based drama CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, which hits US cinemas 11th October and the UK 18th October. Tom Hanks takes the lead as the Captain of a cargo ship taken hostage by Somalian pirates.

Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.  It is—through Greengrass’s distinctive lens—simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.  The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi).  Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control.  The film is directed by Academy Award 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.




Next, more new images have been released for Ben Stiller’s upcoming remake of the 1947 film, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Stiller directs, produces and stars in the modern adaptation of James Thurber’s classic short story, which previous starred the late Danny Kaye. The film has a script from THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS’ Steve Conrad with the ZOOLANDER actor as the timid magazine photo manager who daydreams of exciting adventures. However, he’ soon caught up in his own adventure during the search of a missing photo negative. Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn also co-star in the film will arriving in US cinemas Christmas Day and the UK Boxing Day.




Source: The Playlist/Empire

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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