A new trailer for Disney’s upcoming heroic action picture The Finest Hours is making waves across the Net today. Based on the incredible true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most dangerous and daring rescue mission in history, Craig Gillespie’s period piece dives into the open water off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. When a fierce blizzard destroys an oil tanker, the “Always Ready” members of the U.S. Coast Guard spring into action to save the crew before they succumb to the elements.
If you’re a fan of high-seas adventure pics based on true stories like The Perfect Storm, The Guardian, and even Titanic, then The Finest Hours looks to be your kind of movie. It features heroism on two fronts: that exemplified by members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescue mission, and by the cooperative efforts of the men aboard the doomed oil tanker. The technology behind the effects has never been better, and The Finest Hours looks to take advantage of that fact.
Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana, The Finest Hours opens January 29th.
Watch the new trailer for Disney’s The Finest Hours below:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Final Hours:
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. 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.
For more on The Finest Hours, be sure to check out our recent coverage at the following links:
- Chris Pine on How ‘The Finest Hours’ Is Like a Studio Film from the 50s
- ‘The Finest Hours’ Set Visit: Craig Gillespie on Directing His Cast from 75 Feet Away