Disney’s sea-set true-life tale The Finest Hours is coming together, with Deadline reporting that Casey Affleck is in talk to star alongside Chris Pine in the movie.
Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter) are writing the script, which is adapted from a book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. The tells the true story of two oil tankers that got caught in the middle of a vicious storm off the coast of New England in 1952.
Things got so bad that the ships were split in two, with the crew members getting thrown into the sea. It was up to the Coast Guard to rescue them, even though conditions were horrifically dangerous.
While Robert Schwentke (Red, R.I.P.D.) was set to direct when Pine signed on, he’s since been replaced by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm). It’s not clear when the movie will shoot.