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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
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- Alyse Whitney
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
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
So Shadow Recruit didn.t seem to do so well for Chris Pine? I thought he would make an excellent Jack Ryan, but the audiences just weren.t there for it. I thought it was entertaining enough. Sure, Pine.s no Harrison Ford, but the guy still has all the necessary tools to take on the character. No matter, Pine has several anticipated projects to move along with like Into The Woods, Horrible Bosses 2, and Z Is For Zachariah. It also looks like Pine is circling the Disney.s period Coast Guard »
- Niki Stephens
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 may 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, which is drawn from the true story of two oil tankers being 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 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 »
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 »
It's no surprise that the one-two punch atop this weekend's box office chart was the second weekend of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (with an estimated $41.4 million) and the debut of family cartoon "Rio 2" (estimated at $39.0 million), but the real drama lay in the fate of the No. 3 movie. That was horror film "Oculus," which rode a wave of positive buzz and even critical kudos to a third-place debut estimated at $12.0 million, enough to beat this weekend's other new wide release, Kevin Costner's sports-management dramedy "Draft Day" (No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million).
Much of the credit for success of "Oculus" will go to producer Jason Blum (whether he deserves it or not), since Blum is by default the leading auteur in horror movies today, even though he doesn't write or direct them. As a producer, he's hit on a formula that turns micro-budgeted horror movies into profitable franchises, »
- Gary Susman
For a very specific demographic, the ultimate news was just announced: Lindsay Lohan will appear on Watch What Happens Live! The episode will air next Thursday, April 17, EW has confirmed.
Fans of the show know this has the potential to be quite the memorable episode. Not only is the live program proudly booze-soaked (a tradition they will obviously (right?) forgo for the evening), but the program’s cheeky charm thrives on Cohen asking the guests just-this-side-of-inappropriate questions. »
- Erin Strecker
Praise be to the holy trinity of Marvel: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt. Are we supposed to believe that it's purely coincidence that the three hottest superheroes in the McU just happen to be named Chris? Please. Marvel needs to get their hands on more Chrises and transform them into some cut up, beefcake super studs. Start your search here, Marvel casting department: Chris Pine What You Know Him From: Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, that movie with Denzel Washington where they're on an unstoppable train (it may have been called Unstoppable), not Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Who He Could Play: The new Hawkeye, once Jeremy Renner ages out of the role (which will be sooner »
Washington, Apr 5: Chiwetel Ejiofor has apparently become a favorite for film-makers to play villain in the next Bond movie.
According to The Wrap, the Oscar-nominated actor is being targeted to play opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond's nemesis in the 24th instalment of the spy movie franchise.
- Diksha Singh
After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic. Sources tell Variety that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in Sony and MGM’s next installment in the James Bond series. No offer has been made yet and scheduling would still have to be worked out but sources insist he is the front-runner for the job.
The studio had no comment.
Plot details are unknown at this time. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce with John Logan penning the script. The plan is start production in the summer in order to meet the pic’s release date of Nov. »
- Justin Kroll
The gallery of James Bond villains is adding another Oscar nominee: Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The Wrap reports that the "12 Years a Slave" actor is in talks to join "Bond 24" as the main villain. Director Sam Mendes is returning to helm the movie after guiding "Skyfall" to critical acclaim and $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide.
Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as Bond, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw all returning as M, Moneypenny, and Q, respectively. Producers are still searching for a new Bond girl and a Scandinavian love interest for the dashing spy.
Since starring in "12 Years a Slave," Ejiofor has been busy; he recently wrapped "Z for Zachariah" opposite Chris Pine and Margot Robbie, and is set to appear in "Triple Nine" with Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, and Aaron Paul.
Production on "Bond 24" should begin this fall, with an unknown release date. »
- Kelly Woo
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!
Hollywood only makes action movies now. Hollywood doesn’t really make action movies anymore. Both of those statements can’t be true, and yet, they’re both basically accurate. It is very rare for Hollywood to release a major non-Oscar bait motion picture that doesn’t feature at least one and usually fifteen sequences where our conventional definition of “action” happens. “Action”: Gunfights, swordfights, bow-and-arrow fights, car chases, car crashes, car chases that flip into crashes, »
- Darren Franich
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