Talk about timely, Samuel L. Jackson is going to be playing a negotiator yet again. Only this time he'll be talking to pirates and ship owners in order to broker a deal that probably won't have anything to do with whether or not her murdered his partner, Nate. Also, these aren't pirates of the "Arrrrrrrrrr!" and "Polly wanna cracker?" variety, but instead are the Somali variety that have been in the news lately.
Variety reports that Jackson will be producing this film along with Andras Hamori. The two previously produced Formula 51 back in 2002 which featured Jackson in a kilt. Jackson will portray real-life pirate negotiator and freelance journalist Andrew Mwangura who has successfully worked out deals between pirates and ship owners before. Deals that often involve a lot of money, say to the tune of $3.4 million dollars. However, that's money paid to the pirates as a ransom, not Mwangura's take. It's unclear if the company gave him a finder's fee for the safe return of their cargo, but apparently he makes a living as a freelance journalist.
Dang, I don't know any of us at Cinematical who negotiate with pirates in their spare time. Although I did talk down the price of some furniture at a garage sale recently.