Captain Phillips -- Official International Trailer from Sony Pictures

Captain Phillips International Trailer.

Captain Phillips is a biopic film directed by Paul Greengrass about Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009. Captain Phillips is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2013.

The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of events involving piracy that began April 8, 2013 with four Somali pirates seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical miles (440 km; 280 mi) southeast of the Somali port city of Eyl. The USS Bainbridge immediately responded to the rescue. The piracy ended after a rescue effort by U.S. troops on April 12, 2009. The Somalis achieved the first successful pirate seizure of a ship registered under the American flag since the early 19th century. MV Maersk Alabama was the sixth vessel in a week to be attacked by pirates who had previously extorted ransoms in the tens of millions of dollars.

U.S. Navy SEAL snipers, reportedly from the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, on the Bainbridge's fantail opened fire and killed the three pirates remaining in the lifeboat with a simultaneous volley of three shots.

A fourth pirate, Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, was aboard the USS Bainbridge negotiating a ransom and was taken into custody. On February 16, 2011, Abduhl Wal-i-Musi was sentenced to over 33 years in federal prison in the first piracy trial to occur in the United States in decades. He was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute in Terre Haute, Indiana.