THE FINEST HOURS is an upcoming American disaster drama film directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias.
The rescue mission took place in 1952 off the Cape Cod coast after two oil tankers, SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton were destroyed by treacherous winter winds and waves.
The crew of motor lifeboat CG 36500 and the crew of a surfboat from the USCGC Yakutat heroically rescued nearly all the tankers’ crewmen.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Eric Bana, Graham McTavish, Michael Raymond-James, Kyle Gallner, Rachel Brosnahan, Josh Stewart
Release Date: Friday 29 January