It’s not often moviegoers get films set out on the ocean, but this winter a couple are on the way. Next month, Ron Howard unveils “In The Heart Of The Sea,” his Chris Hemsworth-starring story of the true tale behind the literary masterpiece “Moby Dick.” Then getting out of the gate in the New Year is Craig Gillespie‘s “The Finest Hours,” another watery tale where brave men must battle the elements, and a brand new trailer has arrived.
Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, and John Ortiz star in the story — loaded with Boston accents as big as the boats on the water — that details the rescue mission to save the men on an oil tanker that gets ripped in two by a brutal storm. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
“The Finest Hours” arrives in 3D on January 29, 2016. Watch below.