Monday, September 15, 2014

Disney’s Coast Guard rescue adventure now filming

By James Colt Harrison

Walt Disney Studios has jumped on the bandwagon and secured the rights to the exciting book “The Finest Hours,” written by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Based on a true story, the screenplay is written by Academy Award® nominees Paul Tamsay & Eric Johnson and Academy Award® nominee Scott Silver.

The film is an adventure/ thriller that will be filmed in Massachusetts, near to the actual incident. One of the biggest and most severe storms ever to hit New England landed in February of 1952. An oil tanker that was out to sea was ripped in half off the coast of Cape Cod! Icy winds and 70 foot high waves washed over the stricken and sinking ship, threatening disaster at any minute. Into a small rescue boat went four Coast Guard men who set out to save more than 30 sailors stranded on the barely-floating ship.

It was a nearly impossible task for the men of the Coast Guard, but it was a heroic effort never before seen on the high seas. It is still considered the greatest small boat rescues in Coast Guard history.

The Finest Hours will be directed by Craig Gillespie, who did such a good job on his film Lars and the Real Girl. Jim Whitaker (Cinderella Man) and Dorothy Aufiero (The Fightere) will produce.

The outstanding cast includes Chris Pine (a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Theatre Arts Dept. and star of Star Trek), Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (Ocean’s Thirteen), and Holliday Grainger (Cinderella).

The Finest Hours will be released in the Fall of 2015.

Disney Comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day arrives October 10

The hilarious comedy from the Walt Disney Studios follows the exploits of 11 year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) who is experiencing the worst day of his young life. One calamity after another follows him around after he first gets gum stuck in his hair that morning.

Totally unsympathetic are his mom (Jennifer Garner) and his dad (Steve Carell). Even worse are his brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey). They all seem to be living through their own, personal bad days. Alexander must get through his own problems on his own in this very funny family film as directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl)

In an advanced release on October 7, the soundtrack on Walt Disney records will be available and will include an original song from British Pop Rock Band The Vamps, a Musical Score by Christophe Beck, and songs from two of the film’s stars.

The soundtrack EP can be pre-ordered at Amazon Music Smart Link

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