Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, is to have a new re-release date on Wednesday, January 15, the day prior to the Academy Award nominations are announced.
Coincidence? Obviously not!
The movie's distributors are hoping that the film will be expanded into 1000 cinemas nationwide, in contrast to the film slowly tapering off following its original run which saw the film released back in October.
Captain Phillips is riding the waves of pre-announcement buzz after newcomer 's performance as a young man coerced into a life of piracy and crime. Many have even suggested Tom Hanks' role as Captain Phillips to be a worthy actor at the awards.