Sunday, 21 September 2014

Kyle Gallner joins The Finest Hours

Earlier this year, Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) was in talks to star in The Finest Hours, the real life tale of rescue and heroism on the high seas. News now arrives via Deadline that he is officially aboard alongside Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), and rising star Kyle Gallner (Beautiful Creatures) has just signed on to join them.

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.

Pine and Affleck will be part of the crew on deck while Gallner has landed the key role of the main rescue boat's engineer, a young sailor with a lot to prove on the mission. 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, while Fright Night's (2011) Craig Gillespie is handling the megaphone and will start shooting later this month.

Gallner is currently best known for The Haunting In Connecticut (2009) and the Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) reboot. He has several films coming up including Dear White People, Just Before I Go and Clint Eastwood's (J. Edgar) latest, American Sniper, which will be out on 16 January next year.

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