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One of Tom Hanks’s two big fall movies will open the New York Film Festival. “Captain Phillips” directed by Paul Greengrass, is already getting buzz for Hanks as an Oscar nominee. The festival opens on September 27th. Sony opens the film on October 11th. The movie is based on a book by the real life captain Richard Phillips who commanded the Maerska Alabama in 2009 and saved it from Somali pirates. Catherine Keener co-stars. Hanks also has “Saving Mr. Banks” from Disney, in which he plays Walt Disney to Emma Thompson’s P.L. Travers. It’s the story of how “Mary Poppins” became a movie musical. Disney releases it on December 20th for children of all ages.

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