Barkhad Abdi is going from strength to strength after his role as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips. He is in talks to appear in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck
20 Mar 2014 - 12:50 PM  UPDATED 20 Mar 2014 - 1:54 PM

Oscar nominee and Somali-born actor Barkhad Abdi is in talks to star in his first major film since he confronted Tom Hanks as a pirate in Captain Phillips.

If Abdi signs on, he would join a cast that includes Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, reports.

The casting news could not have come at a better time for the 28-year-old, who recently opened up about the financial struggles he faced since filming on Captain Phillips wrapped up.

Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, and Ezra Miller are also in negotiations to join the cast for the film, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in July 2015.