In an effort to goose Oscar buzz, Sony is re-releasing Captain Phillips into theaters starting Wednesday, January 15th. The Tom Hanks-starrer is expected to expand to 1,000 theaters from its current tally of 640 by the time the Academy Award nominations are announced the very next day. Hanks plays the title role, the captain of a ship taken over by Somali pirates. The action-adventure biopic has already made north of $100 million domestically and is nearing $200 million worldwide. On the awards front, buzz is building for newcomer Barkhad Abdi, who played the lead pirate thrust into taking action that was far beyond his own abilities. Hit the jump for more.