Saturday, 27 September 2014

Ben Foster boards The Finest Hours

As shooting kicks off on his latest drama, director Craig Gillespie (Lars And The Real Girl) is gathering the remainder of the ships crew needed for real life rescue tale The Finest Hours. News now arrives via Variety that Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) and Holliday Granger (Anna Karenina) will be part of the film.

The film will tell the true story of two oil tankers caught in a huge 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.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter) wrote the script, working from Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias' 2010 non-fiction book about the incident, with Gillespie set to deliver the film next year. Foster was last seen in Lone Survivor (2013) and is playing controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears' (The Queen) as yet untitled biopic. He'll also be part of the cast for Duncan Jones' (Source Code) Warcraft, which invades our cinemas on 11 March 2016.

No comments:

Post a Comment