Sony Pictures has landed the life rights and the upcoming memoir of Capt. Richard Phillips says Variety.
The film will recount the events that made headlines worldwide in April. After his cargo ship was hijacked on the high seas off the Somali coast, Phillips surrendered and was taken hostage by pirates in order to protect his crew.
The married father of two made one unsuccessful escape attempt before an elite squad of US Navy Seals snipers shot and killed three of the four pirates - an action authorized by President Barack Obama A fourth pirate surrendered and is in custody.
Actor Kevin Spacey will co produce the pic...Will he perhaps play the heroic skipper?