The Finest Hours
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Million Dollar Arm”), “The Finest Hours” stars: Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films); Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”); Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”); Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella”); John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”); and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”). Produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”), the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver (“8 Mile”) and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Doug Merrifield (the “Pirates of
the Caribbean” films) serves as executive producer.
“The Finest Hours” celebrates man’s will as his greatest weapon. These young men with different levels of experience, or lack thereof, conquer their own fears and face some of the most destructive forces of nature imaginable to accomplish the unthinkable. “It’s a very simple story about these guys who have a job, and it just so happens that on this day their job requires them to go out into the belly of the beast,” says Chris Pine. “It wasn’t done for glory and there wasn’t a self-aggrandizing vibe to it…it was just men doing their job.” Adds Casey Affleck, “It’s a real story about real people and what they are capable of doing, and how saving their own lives and the lives of others helps them to understand and appreciate their own strengths.” “The Finest Hours” storms into theaters in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D on January 29, 2016.