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    Tom Hanks Dives Into Oscar Race With Captain Phillips Trailer

    Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

    It's never too early to pick fresh Oscar bait!

    Tom Hanks and dicey situations—both based on a true story and imagined—often equal Academy Award nominations, and his heroics in the upcoming Captain Phillips could easily add to his career haul.

    The two-time Oscar winner plays real-life Captain Richard Phillips, whose Maersk Alabama was attacked by Somali pirates in 2009, the first hijacking of an American cargo ship in 200 years.

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    Way to break the mold, right?

    The first trailer for the Paul Greengrass-directed filmwith a screenplay adapted from Phillips' memoir, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea—kicks off with Hanks' bespectacled skipper spying suspicious-looking activity on the horizon through his binoculars.

    "I don't like the look of that," he tells a member of his crew.

    Cue all hell breaking loose on the high seas. And cue even more Oscar buzz once the film sails into theaters on Oct. 11.

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