Tom Hanks will play Captain Richard Phillips in an upcoming biopic about Phillips’ boat being overtaken by Somali pirates.
A Somali pirate who attacked a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Africa in 2009 was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison Wednesday by an emotional judge who said a long sentence was necessary to deter others and punish the only survivor among a group of pirates who “appeared to relish their most depraved acts.”
Hijacking ships is big business for Somali pirates. They’ve attacked about 50 ships so far this year off the horn of Africa. Read: Dodging Pirates Off…