Casey Affleck is in talks to join Chris Pine in The Finest Hours at Disney. Craig Gillespie is directing, after doing Million Dollar Arm for the studio. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Affleck and Pine will star in a drama that takes place in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. WME reps Affleck, who’s also prepping to direct the film about the rise, fall and rise of baseball slugger Josh Hamilton.
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