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Captain Phillips is ' evocative thriller, examining the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates, tells the rather amazing true story of a standoff between the U.S. Navy, Mr. Phillips and 4 pirates who boarded his ship while it was en route to Kenya in 2009. In exchange for the safety of his crew, Phillips offered himself as a hostage, and was ultimately rescued after Navy SEALs sniped his captors.

Sound dicey? Here's a host of new stills from the flick to give you some color:

(via Collider)

The movie promises nothing less than full throttle ride, and it's in Greengrass' capable hands - he knows a thing or two about cranking up the thrill. Are you looking forward to this one?

Captain Phillips sails into theaters October 11.



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