Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips” will open the 57th BFI London Film Festival on October 9. Greengrass and star Tom Hanks, who plays the eponymous real-life cargo ship captain who contended with Somali pirates, are scheduled to attend the festival’s screening.
The BFI London festival runs October 9- 20. The fest’s full lineup will be announced September 4.
“Captain Phillips” hits stateside theaters on October 11. The film also opens the New York Film Festival on September 27, as well as the Tokyo Film Festival on October 17. Watch the trailer here.