Tom Hanks has today become attached to star in the film based on the upcoming memoir of Captain Richard Phillips reports, by way of Variety.

The film will retell the events that garnered headlines worldwide in April 2009 when his cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked on the high seas off the Somali coast. Hanks will go all heroic to play Phillips, a married father of two, who surrendered himself to the pirates in order to protect his crew. He made one unsuccessful escape attempt before an elite squad of Navy SEAL snipers shot and killed three of the four pirates.

The film doesn't appear to have a director as of yet, but Billy Ray (the upcoming Hunger Games) has penned the script.