Evan Peters is usually known for scaring viewers on “American Horror Story,” but in his latest movie he’s the one getting frightened — by heavily armed pirates in Somalia.
Peters stars as real-life journalist Jay Bahadur in Echo Bridge’s “The Pirates of Somalia,” which follows the idealistic reporter as he meets his idol, Seymour Tolbin (Al Pacino), and is inspired to get as far as possible out of his comfort zone for the story that will make his career.
He links up with a local fixer (Barkhad Abdi) and tries to get in tight with the pirates, but quickly realizes he’s way beyond his depth.
Melanie Griffith and Russell Posner also star in the film, which will be released Dec. 8.
Watch a bushy-bearded Peters attempt to work his way through Somali society as his situation becomes increasingly perilous in the new trailer above.