Sorry folks, this is not news related to the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Samuel L. Jackson's company Uppity Films and Andras Hamori's H20 Motion Pictures have just secured the rights to the life story of Andrew Mwangura.
Mwangura is the current head of the Seafarer's Assistance Programme, an organization founded in 1996 that monitors piracy that happens off the African coast. He is an ex-marine engineer who is not paid for his work negotiating between pirates and their captives - he is a freelance journalist.
Said Hamori, "(Andrew) has the trust of the pirates and the ship owners, and his loyalty is to the kidnapped crews that get caught in the middle of these episodes."
The story of Mwangura is aiming to have Jackson play the lead role. As of now, there is no word of a script or even title for the project.
This type of piracy (the actual, modern kind) doesn't seem to get Hollywood's attention too much. However, Jackson's possible playing of Mwangura could help enrich the already unique life story. Sure, this probably won't have Johnny Depp dressing up like Keith Richards, but it could make for some engaging, real life drama.