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Frank Marshall Directing The Longest Night
A real-shipwreck drama

21 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Though he’s more usually found working as one of the best-known producers in the film industry, Frank Marshall has occasionally stepped behind the camera to make his own projects, directing the likes of Eight Below, Arachnaphobia and Alive. He’ll channel the spirit of that real-life latter outing for a new project, shipwreck tale The Longest Night.

Paramount has bought the rights to Sean Flynn’s 2008 GQ article, which chronicles a Coast Guard rescue operation that braved seemingly impossible odds. An Alaskan trawler sank on Easter Sunday of that year, pitching its 47-strong crew into frigid waters 6,000 feet deep and more than 180 miles from the shore. With 15-foot swells hampering their job, the Coast Guard team still managed to rescue 42 of the souls on the stricken boat.

Jonathan Lemkin, who has written such films as Lethal Weapon 4 and Shooter, adapted the script, which Marshall will shoot assuming he finds time between producing Jurassic World and the many other films he’s involved with. It all sounds not a million miles away from the potentially Chris Pine-starring The Finest Hours, which we reported on a couple of days ago, so we may have competing Coast Guard dramas headed our way.


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