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Captain Phillips Will Open The BFI London Film Festival
Paul Greengrass' new film kicks things off

01 August 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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The summer may feel never-ending right now, but autumn and the BFI London Film Festival is creeping steadily closer - and today comes the announcement that Paul Greengrass' new film, Captain Phillips, will be the Festival opener.

Audiences will get to see Tom Hanks as the titular mariner, caught in a hostage crisis when Somali pirates board his boat and take him prisoner. It's all based on a true story, but as you'd expect from Greengrass it aims to take a nuanced look at the affair, examining the desperation of the pirates as well as the trauma of their prisoner.

Captain Phillips hits cinemas on October 18 in the UK; the London Film Festival runs from October 9 to October 20. Both Greengrass and Hanks are expected to attend the opening night, so this should start things off with a bang.


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