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‘Captain Phillips’ Starring Tom Hanks to Open New York Film Festival

The Film Society of Lincoln Center just announced Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips” as the opening-night selection at this year’s New York Film Festival.

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips, in a story of the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama – the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

Considered one of the most anticipated releases of the year, “Captain Phillips” is also expected to be a major award contender. Sony will Officially release the film in theaters October 11th.

This year’s New York Film Festival will open on September 27th and run through October 13th.

Check out the trailer above.

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