The Pirates of Somalia — Trailer


added: Fri, Nov 10th '17

"American Horror Story" and "X-Men" star Evan Peters plays a young, wannabe journalist who heedlessly travels to Somalia to report on the country's piracy epidemic in the new true-life drama "The Pirates of Somalia."

Co-starring Oscar-nominated "Captain Phillips" actor Barkhad Abdi with appearances by Melanie Griffith and Al Pacino, the film is based on the bestselling memoir by Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur, who, at the age of 25 while still living with his parents, decided to travel to the coastline of East Africa where he spent several months infiltrating the criminal culture in Somalia.

The film is written and directed by Bryan Buckley, an acclaimed commercial director who had helmed numerous Super Bowl ads before earning an Oscar nomination for his 2012 Somalia-set short film "Asad" and who previously directed Melissa Rauch's dark gymnastic comedy "The Bronze."

"The Pirates of Somalia," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival under the title "Dabka," is getting a limited theatrical release on December 8th. Watch the trailer, above.

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. Based on the true story of one reporter's risk-taking adventure that ultimately brought the world an unprecedented first-person account of The Pirates of Somalia.


directed by   Bryan Buckley

starring   Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi, Melanie Griffith, Al Pacino

release date   December 8, 2017

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