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‘The Impossible’ Kid Tom Holland Jumps Back In The Water With Ron Howard’s ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’

'The Impossible' Kid Tom Holland Jumps Back In The Water With Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

You couldn’t read a review of “The Impossible” without reading about Tom Holland’s mature-beyond-his-years performance as the eldest son. Many said he was robbed of an Oscar nod but high-profile offers are a pretty good consolation prize and Holland will be receiving plenty of those. The young British actor has just signed on to Ron Howard’s based-on-true-story whaling picture “In The Heart Of The Sea” opposite Chris HemsworthHolland also recently wrapped How I Live Now” with Saoirse Ronan and the Steven Knight thriller “Locke” with Tom Hardy.

“In The Heart Of The Sea” is a script by Blood Diamond” writer Charles Leavitt based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick. More importantly, the book is based on a series of horrific events that took place in 1820 when a sperm whale attacked a ship and the crew was set adrift, eventually cannibalizing each other to survive. Holland will play Young Nickerson, an aspiring young whaleman.

This news means that the film is officially a go since the last we heard was that Howard was only circling the project. With a cast taking shape and a London shoot scheduled for this September the ball really seems to be rolling on this one. Good news for a potentially tough-to-sell movie that took a fairly circuitous route to the start line. [Deadline]

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