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Tom Hanks Is an Awesome Reluctant Hero in Trailer for Somali Pirate Drama 'Captain Phillips'

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May 08, 2013 | 1:01pm EDT

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When you think of Tom Hanks you probably think of all his Oscars or Hollywood royalty or Joe Versus the Volcano. You don't necessarily think of him as an action hero. But that seems to be what he's playing in Captain Phillips, the new movie from Bourne trilogy director Paul Greengrass.

Based on a true story, Hanks plays Capt. Richard Phillips, who faced off against a crew of Somali pirates who took over his ship in an international incident in 2009. Check out Hanks dodging bullets, running for cover, and facing off against the enemy in the movie's first trailer below. 

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