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The finest hours is a 2016 forthcoming American disaster drama film which is directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Dorothy Aufiero and James Whitaker. The screenplay is written by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. This movie is based on an eponymous book written by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. It is based on the true disaster story of the US Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue in 1950.

The film is to be released by Walt Disney pictures in the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3-D and IMAX 3D formats. This true story based movie stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana. The budget of the film is to be expected around $85 million.

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This is the story of the heroic act of the crew members who were involved to rescue the lives of other crew members. In the early winter days on 18th February, 1950 New England was strucked by the most brutal nor’easters in years. While the storm raged, the two oil tankers SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer found themselves into the midst of the furious sea.

Built with the steel that was not prepared to withstand such ferocious sea, both the oil tanker splitted into two parts, leaving the lives of dozens of humans in danger.  The Finest Hours is thus the gripping story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls of persons, huddling inside the broken values of two ships. This is the story of those four Coast Guards who gave a new life to all those crew members who became the victim of the tragedy.


On 12th August, 2011 Walt Disney Pictures assigned all the rights necessary to the 2009 book of the same name to picturize a film based on that. Initially, to direct this film, Robert Schwentke was hired to direct the film but however he then left this project to direct The Divergent Series: Insurgent. So in April 2014, Craig Gillepsed replaced him to carryforward and direct this film. Casting was then started from April 2014.


On 17th April, 2014 Chris Pine was entered into the project to play the lead role of as Bernie. On 6th August, 2014 Casey Affleck signed into the film as Ray Sybert.  On 25th August Josh Stewart was added into the cast to play the role of a sailor aboarding one of the two oil tankers. On the next that is on 26th August, Graham McTavish joined the cast to play the role of Frank Fautex. On 9th September 2014, Kyle Gallner signed to play the coast guard’s boat engine-man. On 15th September, 2014 Ben Foster joined the cast. During after months Holliday Grainger was casted to cast the role of Miriam.


Principal photography finally started on 8th September, 2014 in Quincy, Massachusetts. On 27th October 2014 shooting was moved to Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts. After completing the shots over there, the cast moved to South Shore and then to Chatham in December. Also in the early days of December, shot was taken in the Marshfield. The shooting was also conducted in Symphony hall in Boston.


Originally it was decided on 29th October, 2014 that film was set to release on 15th April, 2016 but then on 13th January, 2015 Disney announced that the film will be releasing on October 9th 2016. But then after few more discussions finally it was settled to release on 29th January 2016. The first trailer for the film was released on 8th July 2015. For few more scenes, the second trailer was released on 11th November 2015.

Well!! We hope that you would love to watch this film after having a little story of what the film is!!. Also the trailers show that movie will be having some breathtaking scenes, as boats and sterns crashes into one another.

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