Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has been announced a role as ship captain Richard Phillips, who's ship was captured by Somali pirates in 2009.
The Social Network production team of Scott Rudin, Micheal DeLuca, Kevin Spacey, and Dana Brunetti have signed on to produce the real-life pirates drama, which captured Hanks heart according to Deadline.
The pirates movie would add to a long list of big-name dramas that Hanks has starred in, and the first in quite a while. Here's a look at Hanks' best performances, which span over one of the most decorated careers in film history.
Top 10 Tom Hanks Performances
10. Paul Edgecomb The Green Mile
9. Charlie Wilson Charlie Wilson's War
8. Jim Lovell Apollo 13
7. Carl Hanratty Catch Me if You Can
6. Jimmy Dugan A League of Their Own
5. Capt. John Miller Saving Private Ryan
4. Andrew Beckett Philadelphia
3. Josh Baskin Big
2. Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
1. Chuck Noland Cast Away