Billy Ray Pens Somali Pirate Film

Billy Ray (“Shattered Glass,” “Breach”) is set to pen the script for the untitled Somali pirate film in development at Sony Pictures says Variety.

The true life story centres on captain Richard Phillips, who was held hostage by four Somali pirates and was subsequently rescued by a group of Navy SEALs earlier this year.

The studio obtained the cargo ship captain’s life rights and his upcoming memoir “A Captain’s Duty” in May. Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Scott Rudin are producing.