New Trailer & Poster for The Finest Hours with Chris Pine, Casey Affleck & Ben Foster

The-Finest-Hours-Poster-sliceTaking advantage of the typically-quiet January month at the box office, Disney’s The Finest Hours will be heading to the multiplex in the New Year with a big-scale spectacle designed to be seen on as large a screen as possible. Continue reading

First Teaser Poster for The Finest Hours with Ben Foster, Chris Pine & Casey Affleck

The-Finest-Hours-Teaser-Poster-sliceWith Ben Foster, Chris Pine, and Casey Affleck among the leading cast, The Finest Hours is definitely among my most anticipated movies of 2016. Continue reading

Disney Renews IMAX Deal for Upcoming Slate, The Finest Hours Release Date Pushed Out of Oscar Corridor

Ben-Foster-joins-The-Finest-HoursBack in January, we heard that Disney was bringing forward the release date for Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours, moving it up from April 2016 to October 2015. That put it into a strong position for a run at the Oscars during awards season.

Today, the studio and IMAX have announced that they are renewing their partnership for Disney’s upcoming slate through 2017. And the announcement also brings with it news that The Finest Hours’ release date has now been pushed back to January 2016, in order to secure an IMAX 3D release. Continue reading

Disney Pushes Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, Brings Forward The Finest Hours Release Date into This Year’s Oscar Season

The-Jungle-Book-The-Finest-Hours-release-datesWhen Disney and director Craig Gillespie started gearing up to shoot The Finest Hours at the end of last year, the project instantly sounded like a very strong Oscar contender for the studio.

The studio subsequently gave the film an April 2016 release date, which put it outside of the typical October-December awards corridor. But now they’re switching gears, moving Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book into that Spring 2016 slot and bringing forward the release date for The Finest Hours into this year’s Oscar season. Continue reading

Ben Foster Joins Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours with Chris Pine, Casey Affleck & Holliday Grainger

Ben-Foster-joins-The-Finest-HoursBased on a true story, Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours is currently shooting out in Massachusetts, and with Chris Pine already front and centre, and Casey Affleck coming on board over the summer, a newcomer has emerged in the ever-brilliant and unbelievably-underrated Ben Foster.

Foster has joined the cast of the live-action Walt Disney Pictures film, Variety reports, which co-stars Holliday Grainger in the female lead.

The Finest Hours tells the true tale of how in 1952, a Noreaster hit the New England coast, and two oil tankers were caught in the middle. The ships split in two, casting its crews into the ferocious seas, and it was up to the valiant effort of the coast guard to attempt a rescue.

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Casey Affleck in Talks for The Finest Hours with Chris Pine

Casey-Affleck-in-talks-for-The-Finest-HoursWith production expected to get underway next month, Disney is filling out the cast of its period coast guard drama, The Finest Hours, and news has surfaced that the studio is in talks with Oscar nominee Casey Affleck to star.

Chris Pine came on board earlier in the year, with Craig Gillespie attached at the helm.

The Finest Hours tells the true tale of how in 1952, a Noreaster hit the New England coast, and two oil tankers were caught in the middle. The ships split in two, casting its crews into the ferocious seas, and it was up to the valiant effort of the coast guard to attempt a rescue.

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