New York Giants Hoping For Reversal Of Fortune At Arrowhead
27, 2013. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) | Getty Get Entertainment Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: New York Film Festival , Paul Greengrass , Tom Hanks , Captain Phillips , Captain Phillips New York Film Festival , Captain Phillips Premiere , Captain Phillips Tom Hanks , Ny Film Festival , Entertainment News NEW YORK Tom Hanks has had enough of playing real people. In Paul Greengrass’ docudrama “Captain Phillips,” which premiered on Friday as the opening night film of the New York Film Festival, he plays Richard Phillips, the captain of a cargo ship famously taken by Somali pirates in 2009. Earlier this year, Hanks made his Broadway debut playing New York journalist Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy.” And later this year, he stars as Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks,” about the making of “Mary Poppins.” “I got to get out of this racket,” Hanks said sheepishly ahead of the Friday night premiere. “It’s killing me.” “Captain Phillips,” which is expected to be a major contender in Hollywood’s awards season, debuted at the NYFF to enthusiastic reviews and particular acclaim for Hanks’ performance. But playing real-life people comes with various pressures of authenticity. Verisimilitude is a primary aim for Greengrass, who made the true-life tales “United 93” and “Bloody Sunday” with similar documentary-like realism. Hanks met several times with Phillips at his Vermont home to help prepare for the role. “You don’t want to be an idiot,” said Hanks. “You don’t want to ask, `What were you feeling? What was it like? What were you feeling?
“I can give you a laundry list of things. We talked last week about playing four quarters. That still is there. We talked last week about supporting and being in harmony with one another. That’s not there, or that has to happen.” Several former Giants, including Michael Strahan , called out the club on an apparent lack of willingness to fight for each other. Current safety Antrel Rolle , the team’s most outspoken player, agreed. He said that that while the players all get along, they are not fighting for each other on the field. “That’s all we have,” said Rolle, the defensive captain. “That’s all we have at this point is to stay together. I don’t think there’s an option for us in this locker room. I think we all understand what we have to do at hand. I think, as an individual, we need to take care of ourselves and collectively we need to come together better as a team. You know, just play for the guy beside you.