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.