Captain Phillips Scouts Malta

By FNE Staff

    {mosimage}Peter Busuttil, head of the Malta Film Commission, said that Malta is in discussions to bring Captain Phillips to Malta for location filming.

    The true 2009 story of the capture of a ship by Somali pirates is set to star Tom Hanks as the ship's captain and will be produced by Columbia Pictures. Local reports say the filmmakers recently scouted Malta for locations. Malta is hoping that its studio with water tanks will be the key to landing the film.