Ben Foster Boards The Finest Hours

Joining Chris Pine and more for a tale of saviours on the sea


by James White |
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As he kicks off shooting, director Craig Gillespie is gathering the remainder of the ship crew needed for real-life rescue tale The Finest Hours. Variety reports that Ben Foster and Holliday Granger will be part of the film.

The drama will tell the true story of two oil tankers caught in a 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 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 wrote the script, working from Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ 2010 non-fiction book about the incident, and Gillespie is set to deliver the film next year. Foster was last seen in** Lone Survivor** and is playing controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears’ as-yet-untitled biopic. He’ll also be part of the cast for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, which invades our cinemas on March 11, 2016.

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