Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Chris Pine is currently off reprising his role as Captain Kirk for Star Trek Beyond, but later this year we’ll see him playing a very different kind of captain in The Finest Hours. Based on a true story, the survival drama tells of a U.S. Coast Guard team led by Captain Webber (Pine) that sets out to rescue the survivors of a sinking oil tanker in the middle of a deadly storm. Watch The Finest Hours trailer after the jump.
Disney unveiled The Finest Hours trailer.
The Finest Hours looks like an old-school tale of heroism — more Captain America than Batman, to compare it to another Disney property. Except, of course, that our heroes don’t have the benefit of superpowers or tricked-out sci-fi gadgets. Pine’s done well for himself in a string of offbeat supporting roles lately, but The Finest Hours brings him back to leading man status.
Directed by Craig Gillespie, The Finest Hours opens January 29, 2016. Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Holliday Grainger, and John Ortiz also star.
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.