After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, only to quickly find himself in over his head.

  1. Bryan Buckley

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Evan Peters

    Evan Peters

    Jay Bahadur

  2. Barkhad Abdi

    Barkhad Abdi


  3. Melanie Griffith

    Melanie Griffith

    Maria Bahadur

  4. Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Seymour Tolbin

  5. Edward Gelbinovich

    Edward Gelbinovich

Full Cast & Crew

The Pirates of Somalia
The Pirates of Somalia


Status Released

Release Information

  • April 27, 2017


  • December 8, 2017
    Theatrical (limited)


  • December 8, 2017


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue -



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