Tom Hanks Reveals 'Captain Phillips' Was An Education Of Things I Hadn't Thought About'

Tom Hanks admits the subjects covered in his film 'Captain Phillips' were "an education of things he hadn't pondered".

The double Oscar winner plays the captain of a hijacked merchant ship in the film released today, and admits to HuffPostUK that it was director Paul Greengrass ('The Bourne Identity') who explained to him the significance of the role.

WATCH Tom Hanks explains to Giovana Ruaro-Lane for HuffPostUK what the part meant to him in the video above.

'Captain Phillips' is released today in UK cinemas. Watch the trailer below...