Kent Jones tells THR why he's opening with Tom Hanks' "Captain Phillips," the reasons he chose Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and how Hollywood is friendly to the Gotham gathering.
Sony's true story about pirates wasn't without its own drama as nine weeks on an actual container ship amid fighting, hostility and seasickness took its toll; says Hanks of playing the real-life hero, "[There's] the anger that goes along with it and the desperation. … You've got to start at 60 miles an hour." Plus: Why did director Paul Greengrass keep his Somalian actors away from his star?Read more
The actor tells THR his "not very glamorous" role involved plenty of hardships, but adds that he and onscreen nemesis Barkhad Abdi shared plenty of laughs, uniting to give one co-star a particularly "hard time." Read more
Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi reveal secrets of filming their drama "Captain Phillips." The film centers on a 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates. "It's not very glamorous, but was old school show business. That's how it worked for me," Hanks says.Read more
As Sony goes against the tide with a true story about Somali pirates, the "Forrest Gump" actor puts his Oscar appeal to the test and filmmakers find one of the "skinniest, scariest-looking human beings on the planet" in … Minneapolis. Read More
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops