Disney is in negotiations with Robert Schwentke to direct The Finest Hours. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Logline: In 1952 the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod.

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