29 May 2009
Richard Phillips, the captain of the ship captured by Somalis and later rescued by the U.S. Navy is the focus of the next feature film to be produced by Scott Rudin, Michael DeLuca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti. Columbia Pictures has acquired the life story rights of Richard Phillips.
Phillips surrendered himself to Somali pirates after his ship was hijacked in order to save his crew. The U.S. Navy ended the standoff later and rescued Phillips.