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Monday, June 1, 2009

A Different Kind of Pirate Film

Compiled by STEVEN McELROY

The real life, adventure-on-the-high-seas tale of Richard Phillips, the American ship captain who was captured by Somali pirates, is likely to get the Hollywood treatment, Reuters reported. Columbia Pictures has acquired the rights to the story of Mr. Phillips, 53, who as captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama surrendered to pirates to save his crew. He was held for five days until a dramatic rescue by the Navy, when snipers shot and killed three of the pirates.

Source: NewYorkTimes.

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