CS sits down with The Finest Hours cast, including Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck
Based on a true daring small boat rescue that happened in 1952, Walt Disney Pictures‘ The Finest Hours lands in theaters this Friday, January 29. CS got an early look behind the scenes of the Craig Gillespie film and the opportunity to sit down with The Finest Hours cast. In the player below, you can watch our interviews with stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger and Casey Affleck.
Considered to this day to be the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history, the incident that inspired The Finest Hoursoccured on February 18, 1952 when a massive nor’easter struck New England. Pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path. Among those ships was 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.
The Finest Hours cast also includes Kyle Gallner, Graham McTavish, Rachel Brosnahan and John Magaro. Catch the film in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on January 29.