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The Finest Hours Set For April 2016 Release

30 October 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Disney just announced that it has set the release of its maritime disaster drama The Finest Hours for April 15th, 2016.

Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is helming the project, which will star Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Kyle Gallner, Ben Foster and Rachel Brosnahan. The true story at the heart of The Finest Hours focuses on the valiant efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard to launch a massive rescue operation after two oil tankers are split in two by a fierce winter blizzard off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The project is said to focus on the human element of the rescue mission more than the disaster itself, though the film will be released in 3-D, an indicator that audiences can expect some visually riveting and intense scenes set on the sinking tankers.

The Fighter scribes Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson initially penned the script, adapting Casey Sherman »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’ Gets 2016 Release Date

29 October 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Disney has set the release date for its disaster-at-sea feature The Finest Hours for April 15, 2016. The 3-D drama from filmmaker Craig Gillespie chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when a pair of oil tankers split in two off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The feature, based on the best-selling book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the initial draft of The Finest Hours, and Scott Silver wrote the latest greenlit version.

 

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- The Deadline Team

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Jb Bernstein Talks 'Million Dollar Arm,' Being Played By Jon Hamm

7 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jb Bernstein, the sports agent who famously scouted cricket players from India to take a shot in Major League baseball, inspired the feature film Million Dollar Arm.

Jb Bernstein On 'Million Dollar Arm'

Bernstein believes that Million Dollar Arm, directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay by Thomas McCarthy, does a more than fair job of capturing the essence of his story and the journey of the two young men he recruited. “It's not a documentary, but as far as true stories go, this one is pretty accurate,” Bernstein told uInterview exclusively. “I know most movies take true stories and take pieces of the story and build the movie around it. But really all the major scenes in the movie pretty much happened.”

Bernstein On Being Played By Jon Hamm

Bernstein also didn’t have a problem with Mad Men star Jon Hamm playing him in the film. »

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Eric Bana joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in The Finest Hours

3 October 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eric Bana has been cast in Disney's Coast Guard film The Finest Hours.

He will appear alongside Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in director Craig Gillespie's film, reports Deadline.

Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger will also feature in the film.

The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a rescue attempt in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the screenplay based on Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias's 2010 book.

Bana is also in talks for Jim Sheridan's Secret Scripture.

The Finest Hours will be released in 2015. »

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Eric Bana Joins Chris Pine in Disney's 'The Finest Hours'

3 October 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eric Bana has joined the growing cast of Disney's true story adaptation The Finest Hours alongside Chris Pine.

The drama is based on the true story of an immense 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission after one of the worst storms ever to hit the East Coast split two oil tankers in half. Eric Bana is playing Daniel Cluff, a Coast Guard warrant officer who orders Bernie (Chris Pine) to embark on this deadly mission, despite the objections of his wife. Four Coast Guard members set off in a lifeboat to rescue over 30 crew members who were stranded on the vessel as it began to sink, facing 70-foot waves and below-freezing temperatures along the way.

Casey Affleck, Graham McTavish, Josh Stewart, Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger are also confirmed to star in this thriller. Craig Gillespie is directing from a screenplay by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which was adapted »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Catherine Zeta-Jones to play real-life drug kingpin in 'The Godmother'

2 October 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Catherine Zeta-Jones will star in the true story crime biopic The Godmother about Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco. Norwegian filmmaker Eva Sørhaug (90 Minutes) is directing the Oscar winner as one of the most fearsome figures in the Miami drug wars of the '70s and '80s who was killed in a motorcycle drive-by assassination in 2012 after serving 18 years in prison. Filming will begin early next year with a script by Frank Baldwin. [Deadline] • Erica Bana has joined the ensemble of Disney's The Finest Hours directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm). Bana will play Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast »

- Jake Perlman

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Disney’s Real-Life Disaster Epic The Finest Hours Lands Eric Bana

2 October 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lone Survivor star Eric Bana is prized to take control of a tragic catastrophe for Disney’s The Finest Hours. The adaptation continues to acquire an impressive cast for this real-life tale of an ocean rescue mission.

The incident on which the movie is based concerns the heroic efforts of the Us Coast Guard, after two oil tankers are caught in a blizzard off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The tankers were so severely damaged that they each split in half. The Finest Hours will focus on the human angle of the disaster.

Chris Pine and Casey Affleck have long-since been attached to headline the pic, with Ben Foster, Rachel Brosnahan and Kyle Gallner all in supporting roles. Bana will now complement that cast, as he’s set to play “Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast Guard warrant officer and point supervisor to Bernie (Pine). Cluff orders Bernie to »

- Gem Seddon

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Casting: Daniel Radcliffe Joins 'Now You See Me 2,' Eric Bana Sets His 'Finest Hours' And More

2 October 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It looks like the hocus pocus crew of "Now You See Me 2" is getting a bit bigger. Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will join him and the rest of magical ensemble in the sequel. The "Harry Potter" franchise star will play Caine's son in the film. Maybe the heist baton is being passed down to a new generation? [HeyUGuys] Eric Bana is joining Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in "The Finest Hours." The Craig Gillespie-directed pic "chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when a pair of oil tankers split in two off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952." [Deadline] "Game Of Thrones" star Richard Madden is celebrating "Bastille Day" with Idris Elba. The action movie "follows a rogue U.S. CIA operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American man, who’s also a con-artist, 'disappear' in order to avoid embarrassment to the U. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Eric Bana Sails To The Finest Hours

2 October 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With filming now already underway, director Craig Gillespie has added an extra soul to the story of a real-life Coast Guard rescue in Disney’s The Finest Hours. According to Deadline, Eric Bana is now aboard, though from the sound of it he’ll be keeping his feet firmly on solid ground.The drama will tell the true story of two oil tankers caught in a massive Nor’easter storm off the New England coast in 1952. The ships split in two and their crews were thrown into the raging seas. The coast guard was called out and had to attempt a rescue in tempestuous waves.Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck will be part of the crew on deck while Kyle Gallner has landed the key role of the main rescue boat’s engineer, a young sailor with a lot to prove on the mission. Bana is set as Daniel Cluff, »

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Casting Net: Guy Pearce, Dominic West join 'Genius;' more

26 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Guy Pearce and Dominic West have signed on for Genius, joining Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney. Michael Grandage is directing the film, marking his feature debut. John Logan adapted A. Scott Berg’s book for the screen. Pearce will play F. Scott Fitzgerald, while West will portray Ernest Hemingway. The film will relay the true, complicated relationship between novelist Thomas Wolfe (Law) and his editor,  Max Perkins (Firth). Kidman will play Aline Bernstein, with Linney as Louise Perkins. Genius comes as the third collaboration between Grandage, producing partner James Bierman, and John Logan. Filming kicks off »

- C. Molly Smith

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Two Game of Thrones Stars Join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - See Who Else Has Been Attached

24 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been through a lot. David O. Russell was originally set to direct, but he dropped out and Mike White stepped in. Then Craig Gillespie took over, and now Burr Steers is behind the camera. That's just the beginning the musical chairs. The cast has been the subject of rumors and shifts since the project was first announced in 2009. With the latest addition of Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and Charles Dance to the movie, we're sorting out who's actually involved and who has passed on Pride. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Distribution & Casting News

23 September 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Like the living dead, the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has refused to die, shambling on with development despite having multiple directors and leads over the past several years. Now stateside viewers will get to see zombies roam the countryside of 19th century England on the big screen, as Screen Gems has picked up Us distribution rights to the book adaptation that has added two Game of Thrones stars to its ranks.

Deadline reports that today Screen Gems secured the rights to distribute Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the Us, while Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions purchased the rights to release the picture in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Iceland. The film is scheduled to start principal photography tomorrow.

It was also announced today that Game of Thrones stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey have signed on to play roles in Cross Creek Pictures’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, »

- Derek Anderson

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Casting: Paul, Moss, Magaro, Travolta, Darby

23 September 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

"Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul has signed on to join Jamie Dornan in Alexandre Aja's "The 9th Life of Louis Drax". Aja, Max Minghella, Tim Bricknell and Shawn Williamson will produce.

Based on Liz Jensen's novel and adapted by Minghella, the story centers on a psychologist (Jamie Dornan) who begins studying a young boy after a near-fatal fall. The doctor gets drawn into a complex mystery that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Aaron Paul will play the boy's father. [Source: Variety]

Truth

Elisabeth Moss will join Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in James Vanderbilt's "Truth," a film about the scandal that followed after reporter Dan Rather claimed George W. Bush received preferential treatment to avoid the Vietnam War draft.

The aftermath, unfolding against George W. Bush's re-election campaign, left Rather's reputation in shreds and his key producer Mary Mapes sacked. »

- Garth Franklin

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Peter Dinklage Set For ‘The Thicket'; John Magaro Joins ‘The Finest Hours'; Celebrity Death Pool Pic Adds 6 To Cast

22 September 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Dinklage is set to star in period crime drama The Thicket, based on Joe Lansdale’s novel. He plays Shorty, a crafty bounty hunter enlisted to find a woman who has been kidnapped by a violent killer at the turn of the 20th century. He and his fellow trackers venture into the deadly no-man’s land known as the Big Thicket, a place where blood and chaos reign. Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang is producing with Dinklage and the actor’s manager David Ginsberg. Dinklage stars on HBO’s Game Of Thrones and next appears in the comedy features Taxi and Pixels. He is repped by CAA, attorney Karl Austen and Ginsberg.

John Magaro has been cast in Disney’s The Finest Hours. The Craig Gillespie-directed film chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when a pair of oil tankers split in two off the coast of »

- The Deadline Team

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Casting Round-Up with Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger & Billy Bob Thornton

16 September 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Here's some casting news for you this morning. According to Variety, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) and Holliday Grainger (The Riot Club) have joined Craig Gillespie's (Million Dollar Arm) The Finest Hours. Filming is already underway on the Disney film, and it also stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. The Finest Hours is an adaptation of Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’s 2010 book of the same name, is based on the true story of "a rescue attempt by the »

- Jesse Giroux

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Ben Foster joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in The Finest Hours

16 September 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ben Foster has been cast in Disney's Coast Guard film The Finest Hours.

The Ain't Them Bodies Saints actor has joined the Craig Gillespie-directed movie, reports Variety.

Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger will also star in the period piece.

The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a rescue attempt in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the screenplay based on Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias's 2010 book.

Foster was most recently seen in Lone Survivor and will appear in the upcoming Warcraft movie.

The Finest Hours is currently shooting in Massachusetts. »

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Casting Net: Billy Bob Thornton in talks for 'Our Brand Is Crisis;' more

15 September 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Billy Bob Thornton is in talks for Our Brand Is Crisis. The Warner Bros. political dramedy is being directed by David Gordon Green and already stars Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy. Smokehouse partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce. Bullock will executive produce. Our Brand Is Crisis is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to President Clinton. Bullock will play a retired American political consultant, “Calamity” Jane Bodine. Details regarding Thornton’s potential role are unknown at this time. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Ben Foster Boards The Finest Hours

15 September 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As he kicks off shooting, director Craig Gillespie is gathering the remainder of the ship crew needed for real-life rescue tale The Finest Hours. Variety reports that Ben Foster and Holliday Granger will be part of the film.The drama will tell the true story of two oil tankers caught in a massive Nor’easter storm off the New England coast in 1952. The ships split in two and their crews were thrown into the raging seas. The coast guard was called out and had to attempt a rescue in tempestuous waves.Chris Pine and Casey Affleck will be part of the crew on deck while Kyle Gallner has landed the key role of the main rescue boat’s engineer, a young sailor with a lot to prove on the mission. There’s no word yet on which roles Foster and Grainger are taking, though we’d bet good money Foster will be setting sail. »

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Casting: Thornton, Mann, Foster, Arthur

15 September 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Brand Is Crisis

Billy Bob Thornton ("Fargo") is in talks to join Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy in David Gordon Green's political dramedy "Our Brand Is Crisis" for Warner Bros. Pictures. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the film which begins shooting this Fall..

The film is a narrative adaptation of the 2005 doco about the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by President Clinton's former consultants. Bullock plays a retired American political consultant who often quotes famous people to help hammer home her talking points. [Source: The Wrap]

Vacation

Leslie Mann ("The Other Woman") is in negotiations to join the cast of the "Vacation" reboot at New Line. The film follows the now grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he, his parents and his sister took when he was young.

Mann would play his sister Audrey Griswold. »

- Garth Franklin

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Coast Guard Drama 'The Finest Hours' Casts Ben Foster

15 September 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ben Foster has signed on to star alongside Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger in Disney's The Finest Hours.

The plot is based on the true story of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission, following one of the worst storms ever to hit the East Coast, which literally ripped an oil tanker in half. Facing sub-zero temperatures and waves as high as 70 feet, four Coast Guard members set off in a lifeboat to rescue over 30 crew members who were stranded in the sinking vessel. The mission is still considered to be the greatest 'small boat rescue" in Coast Guard history. No details were given for Ben Foster's character.

Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is directing from a script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which was adapted from the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Production is currently under way.

Ben Foster most recently starred »

- MovieWeb

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