Did you know?
– The first time the crew met the cast playing the Somali pirates was during the filming of the bridge scene, when the ship was ambushed. Director, Paul Greengrass admitted to doing this intentionally to build tension between the actors on board and the actors playing the Somali pirates.
– None of the Somali actors in the film had ever acted before. An open casting call was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota which has the largest population of Somalis in the US. Over 700 people auditioned.
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