class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-126203″ title=”Catherine Keener” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are) is in early talks to star opposite Tom Hanks (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) in Captain Phillips.

Based on true events, Captain Phillips centers on Richard Phillips (Hanks), a sea captain who allows himself to be taken hostage by Somali pirates when his ship comes under attack.

Kenner is rumoured to be playing Hanks’ wife, Andrea Phillips, who remains strong and devoted to her husband throughout the entire ordeal.

Paul Greengrass (Green Zone) is attached to direct from a screenplay penned by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games), while Scott Rudin, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti will executive produce.

Kenner will next be seen in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, opposite Jane Fonda (The Morning After) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene).

Source: Variety