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Disney has been involved in extended talks with the Star Trek into Darkness actor regarding the Coast Guard drama, reports The Wrap.
The Finest Hours centres around a 1952 Coast Guard mission to rescue the crew of two oil tankers crashed off the Cape Cod coast.
He will be seen as well in Into the Woods and Z for Zachariah. »
Disney is developing a sea-faring drama The Finest Hours, a Coast Guard drama about a real-life 1952 tragedy. Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) was originally attached to direct, though he is now helming Insurgent, taking him out of the running. Still, Disney continues, un-bothered, and have found a brand new creative team to come aboard the film. THR reports that Chris Pine is in talks to star in the nautical thriller, with Craig Gillespie directing. The film tells the story of a furious 1952 storm that split two oil tankers in two. It was up to the Coast Guard to come to the rescue. If you're doing the math at home, that's four full rescues. Very exciting: will one of them be carrying Pine's girlfriend? Maybe his dad? The material is based on a non-fiction account by Michael Sherman and Casey T. Tougias, and has been adapted for the screen by »
Hollywood is still trying to make Chris Pine happen. Outside of the "Star Trek" franchise, the actor has been a non-starter, but that's not stopping Disney from choosing Pine to lead "The Finest Hours." Penned by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson and based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, the film would tell the story of a 1952 Coast Guard mission to rescue the crew of two oil tankers that crash off the coast of Cape Cod. Robert Schwentke was originally set to direct, but now that he's busy with "Insurgent," Craig Gillespie ("Fright Night") is now in talks. [The Wrap] Fox is keeping their "Fantastic Four" and "Chronicle" star Michael B. Jordan in the family, snapping up the T.J. Fixman pitch "Men Who Kill" and developing it for the actor. No firm plot details, but tonally it's said to be "an international 'Bad Boys,' " which says about all you need to know. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Star Trek actor Chris Pine is in talks to join Disney's coast guard film, The Finest Hours. It will tell the true story of a daring 1952 coast guard rescue of 84 men off Cape Cod after two oil tankers collided and were torn in half by waves during a fierce blizzard. Craig Gillespie is also in talks to direct the project. He's the director of films such as Fright Night and Million Dollar Arm.
This really is an incredible and heroic story, and I think it will make for an amazing film. This is a perfect project for Pine to take on. It's easy to imagine him in a movie like this. The film will be an adaptation of a book with the same name, and here's the synopsis:
In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, »
- Joey Paur
Chris Pine is back to save the day. The "Star Trek Into Darkness" star is currently in negotiations to play the lead in the drama "The Finest Hours" for Disney. Based on true events, "Hours" takes place in 1952, when two massive oil tankers collided in the Atlantic off the coast of New England. The Coast Guard launch a mammoth rescue operation in order to save the ships' crews, according to Variety. Although nothing is confirmed, Pine would likely play one of the lead rescuers. Craig Gillespie ("Million Dollar Arm," "Lars and the Real Girl," "Fright Night") will direct, while Jim Whitaker will produce the film. Pine recently starred in "Jack Ryan," and will next be seen in the all-star musical "Into the Woods," and the comedy sequel "Horrible Bosses 2." »
- Dave Lewis
For the most part, over the past few years, Chris Pine has taken on big blockbusters like Star Trek, last year's sequel and this year's disappointing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Now he's sticking with studio films, but looking to get a little more serious with his acting chops. THR has word that Pine is in talks to lead The Finest Hours, a coast guard drama set back in 1952 and based on the non-fiction book of the same name about how two oil tankers were caught in the middle of a nor'easter, a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the Us and Atlantic Canada. What happened is unbelievable, and worthy of the big screen. During the storm, the two oil tankers were split in town, dumping all 84 of their crew members into the swirling sea, leaving the coast guard doing their best to save as many as they could. »
- Ethan Anderton
Star Trek actor Chris Pine is in talks to lead a Disney period drama called The Finest Hours, which focuses on the efforts of the coast guard to rescue the crews of two oil tankers caught in a Noreaster. Based on an actual rescue in 1952, the project is being approached as a suspenseful but uplifting drama.
Craig Gillespie, behind the upcoming Disney film Million Dollar Arm, is also in talks to direct The Finest Hours. The helmer will replace Robert Schwentke (Red, R.I.P.D.), who left the project amid script rewrites to film Summit Entertainment’s Divergent follow-up Insurgent.
Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the same writing duo behind The Fighter, penned the screenplay, basing it on Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’s 2009 nonfiction book The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the Us Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue.
If Pine does come on board, he’ll attempt »
- Isaac Feldberg
The story follows two oil tankers caught in massive Nor'easter storm off the New England coast in 1952. The ships split in two, and their crews were thrown into the ferocious seas.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this evening. Briefly: Chris Pine is in talks to lead Disney’s coast guard drama The Finest Hours, which now has a new director in Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl). Michael B. Jordan is attached to lead the action thriller Men Who Kill, which is being developed as a star vehicle for the actor at 20th Century Fox. X-Men: First Class actor Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to join director Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall. Hit the jump for much more on the aforementioned casting. THR reports that Chris Pine is in talks to topline the drama The Finest Hours for Disney, with Craig Gillespie in negotiations to take the helm. Based on a true story, the film recounts the 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission to recover 84 men trapped in a deadly nor’easter blizzard. Two »
- Adam Chitwood
In Walt Disney Pictures' drama Million Dollar Arm, the fate of Jb Bernstein's (Jon Hamm) career as a sports agent rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team. Disney has released quite a bit of footage with 5 clips, 3 TV spots and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
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Based on a true story, sports agent Jb Bernstein finds that business has changed and things aren't going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher »
The plot is based on the true story of two oil tankers who were caught in the middle of a vicious Noreaster storm off the coast of New England in 1952. Both ships were split in two, causing the crew members to be hurled into the sea, when the Coast Guard mounted a heroic rescue mission.
Robert Schwentke was originally attached to direct last May, but the script took too long to develop and he left the project when he was offered the Divergent sequel Insurgent. Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is now set to direct, from a screenplay by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which is adapted from the non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. No production schedule was given.
• Fantastic Four’s Michael B. Jordan has signed on to star in Twentieth Century Fox’s Men Who Kill. Specific details for the film are being kept tightly under wraps, but the upcoming project is being described as a “CIA thriller.” [Deadline]
• Star Trek’s Chris Pine is in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming period drama The Finest Hours. Directed by Million Dollar Arm’s Craig Gillespie, the upcoming drama is based on the true story of how two oil tankers and their crews got caught in the middle of a Nor’easter storm that hit the New England »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Despite the fact that Chris Pine's “Jack Ryan” reboot tanked at the box office and “Stretch” is still seeking distribution, Disney is turning to the actor to anchor its Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours,” TheWrap has learned. Pine is basically set to star in the movie, since he has been in talks for weeks if not months. Also read: Chris Pine Thinks U.S. Should Do More to Fight Russia's ‘Awful’ Lack of Gay Rights Craig Gillespie is in negotiations to replace Robert Schwentke on the project, which concerns two oil tankers caught in the middle of a New England storm. »
- Jeff Sneider
Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct .
The pic is based on true events revolving around a rescue effort by the coast guard in 1952 to save the crews of two oil tankers after the two ships crashed into each other off the coast of New England.
Jim Whitaker is producing.
Pine is repped by CAA and John Carrabino Management and was last seen in Paramount’s “Jack Ryan.” Gillespie is repped by UTA and Management 360.
- Justin Kroll
Though his last stab at screen heroism, Jack Ryan, didn’t exactly set the box office alight, Chris Pine has had better luck at the helm of a ship, even if it is one that traverses between the stars and not across the ocean. He will be hoping for similar success with a real-life naval tale, The Finest Hours.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pine is in talks to star in the film drawn from 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 the tempestuous waves. Though his role isn’t specified, Pine would likely be leading the Guard crew.Fright Night director Craig Gillespie is in talks to call the shots on this one, »
Chris Pine is in talks to star in The Finest Hours, Disney's period coast guard drama that has Craig Gillespie, who directed the upcoming sports drama Million Dollar Arm for the studio, in talks to helm. Photos: Exclusive Portraits of Chris Pine Hours tells the true tale of how in 1952, a Noreaster hit the New England coast, and two oil tankers were caught in the middle. The ships split in two, casting its crews into the ferocious seas, and it was up to the valiant effort of the coast guard to attempt a rescue. Robert Schwentke, the helmer behind
- Borys Kit
Although Red and R.I.P.D. helmer Robert Schwentke was said to be eyeing the project last year , The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Walt Disney Pictures is looking at setting Craig Gillespie (the man behind their upcoming true sports story Million Dollar Arm ) to direct the period coast guard rescue story The Finest Hours . What's more, they're looking at setting Star Trek 's Chris Pine to headline. The film, adapted by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, is based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Touglas, officially described as follows: In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the »
Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.
Amateur baseball pitchers – male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older – are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California or at the Tribeca/Espn Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete »
- Michelle McCue
Well folks, it’s April and over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen movie studios step up their marketing for some hotly anticipated films. We’ve been flooded with new trailers, images, and posters for a variety of films slated to hit this year, which can mean only one thing...Summer Movie Season is right around the corner (seems like just yesterday we were handling the 2013 Summer Movie Awards)! With the wealth of films hitting in these upcoming months it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed. Thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide, so you know what’s coming, when, and decide for yourself if a film is worth your time. Come inside to learn about all that May has to offer!
We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past. We’re breaking down each page »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma; Life Of Pi) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal; Slumdog Millionaire). The pair are discovered in a reality TV sports competition set up by down on his luck agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) in India. Bernstein brings the duo back to the states to start an intensive training regime with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) in the hope of getting them signed to a major league team.
But what starts out as a cynical money making scheme turns out very differently for Bernstein.
“He learns how to be a better human being,” says Hamm.
Hamm is perhaps best »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
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