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Paul Greengrass & Tom Hanks' Pirate Movie 'Captain Phillips' Sails Into Theaters On March 22, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2011 9:31 AM
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So, we guess it's happening then. First announced over the summer under its earlier title "Maersk Alabama" with Paul Greengrass to direct and Tom Hanks to star, not much was heard since and we began to wonder if it was yet another project stuck in development for the director. But nope, that's not the case at all as Sony has earmarked the film, now titled "Captain Phillips," for a March 22, 2013 release.

Paul Greengrass' 'Memphis' Finding New Life? Icon U.K. Group In Talks To Finance The Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2011 11:41 AM
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While Paul Greengrass has spent the year circling a number of films to mark his follow-up to "Green Zone," it's "Memphis" that remains the project that got away. This spring, Universal yanked the plug on the director's Martin Luther King Jr. project that was gearing up to go into production with an ambitious February 2012 release date tentatively slated. With financing and distribution on the project gone, "Memphis" slid to the backburner, though Greengrass remained cautiously optimistic.

Paul Greengrass To Executive Produce, Possibly Direct Pilot Of Fox CIA Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2011 2:31 PM
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Try as he might, the next film for Paul Greengrass is proving elusive to get started. He was looking to direct his Martin Luther King Jr. flick "Selma" but unfortunately Universal put the brakes on that after the civil rights leader's estate expressed concern about some of the not so nice things in the script. He circled a couple of other projects that ultimately went to other directors, including "Frankenstein" over at Fox (now with Shawn Levy) and "Rush" (now with Ron Howard). At one point, the pirate rescue story "Maersk Alabama" with Tom Hanks looked like it would roll next, but talk has quieted. Lastly, over the summer, Greengrass was attached to an adaptation of Robert Harris' hedge-fund world drama "The Fear Index."

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