Columbia Pictures salutes Captain’s courage
Capt. Richard Philips has permitted to have his memoirs as a hostage of Somalian pirates being shot into an autobiographical movie by Columbia Pictures. Philips whose ship ‘Maersk Alabama’ was detained by the pirates on 8th April had showed great patience and courage when he volunteered to be taken as a prisoner so that his fellowmen could be let go. He was freed when US Navy shot down three pirates who had kept him as a captive on a lifeboat.
It’s still unknown who will be playing the role of 53-year old Capt. Philips, but it is confirmed that the film is being co-produced by actor Kevin Spacey. Columbia Pictures co-president Doug Belgard was quoted to be saying “We were drawn to this remarkable story of heroism and courage as events were unfolding off the coast of Africa”.