Evan Peters hangs out with pirates
Evan Peters has a true story to tell in The Pirates of Somalia. The young actor is Jay Bahadur in Bryan Buckley’s latest directorial effort and is joined by some very talented people in this biopic.
In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith and Barkhad Abdi are also in the cast, and the first trailer is here.
Official synopsis about the movie:
When rookie journalist Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters) has an inspiring chance encounter with his idol (Al Pacino), he uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer (Barkhad Abdi), he attempts to embed himself with the local Somali pirates, only to find himself quickly in over his head. The Pirates of Somalia tells the incredible true story of one reporter’s risk-taking adventure that ultimately brought the world an unprecedented first-person account of Somali Pirates the first close-up look into Somalia’s rich culture.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2017. It is scheduled to be released on December 8, 2017, by Echo Bridge.
Check out the first trailer.