Henry Jackman has been tapped to score the upcoming drama Captain Phillips. The film is directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Tom Hanks as the skipper of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama who alloweed himself to be taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009 in order to guarantee the safety of his crew. Catherine Keener and Max Martini are co-starring. The movie is based on the memoir A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Captain Richard Phillips and was adapted for the screen by Billy Ray (Breach, Flightplan). Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men), Michael De Luca & Dana Brunetti (The Social Network, 21) and Kevin Spacey are producing the project. Greengrass’ previous four features (The Bourne Supremacy & Ultimatum, United 93, Green Zone) were scored by John Powell. Captain Phillips is set to be released on October 11, 2013 by Sony Pictures.

As previously reported, Jackman also has the all-star ensemble comedy The End of the World and the action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation coming out in 2013. The composer has also scored Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph, which is currently playing in theaters.

  1. Macejko says:

    John Powell is busy?

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Powell was originally onboard this, in fact, last time I checked, Kraft-Engel still had this in his bio as an upcoming prject. He’s dumped (or been fired) from a number of projects the passed couple years. I’m guessing, since I recall him saying in an interview he was going to take a year off scoring, he easing up and preparing to take time off.

  3. ed says:

    As far as i’m aware, John Powell now takes pleasure in writing for animated fare – I’m sure you make more money out of them too. He left behind some real high profile projects like, “Carrie”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” (now inherited by Marco Beltrami). Unsure whether he is down for Doug Liman’s “All You Need Is Kill” though. Pity he is out of “Captain Phillips”, because he and Greengrass had a close working relationship.

  4. sean says:

    great news, this guy is doing very well for himself, love his scores for Puss in Boots and X-men first class

  5. Mr. Average says:

    Just saw this movie. Several cues sound like cues from United 93.

  6. Edward Lara says:

    I enjoyed Mr.Jackman’s sciore for Captain Phillips. My favorite cues from the soundtrack included “Mayersk Alabama,This Is Not A Drill and Second Attack.” The use of violins for drama were unique. Why I thought I was listening to Thomas Newman!