'Captain Phillips' to open London Film Festival

wochit entertainment
August 01, 2013 AT 11:59 AM
Maritime piracy drama "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks, is set to open the London Film Festival, as well as cinema fests in New York and Tokyo. "Captain Phillips" is based on the true story of Richard Phillips, commanding officer of the Maersk Alabama, a container ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.