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Hanks to play sea captain

Posted by on March 17, 2011 0 Comment

London, March 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has been cast as heroic sea captain Richard Phillips in a new movie.

Phillips hit the headlines in 2009 when his cargo ship was stormed by Somali pirates. He offered himself as a hostage, providing the rest of his crew was allowed to sail away, reports express.co.uk.

He was finally rescued and wrote about his ordeal in the book “A Captain’s Duty”.

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