Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” is set to begin production, and has added Holliday Grainger in the female lead role opposite Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, the studio announced today.
Based on the 2009 non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, the film is set in 1952 and tells the true story of the US Coast Guard’s heroic rescue mission after a massive storm hits the New England coast, causing two oil tankers to collide and endanger the lives of the crew members. Craig Gillespie will direct the film.
Grainger, an alum of Showtime’s “The Borgias,” also starred in Mike Newell’s adaptation of “Great Expectations” opposite Jeremy Irvine and will next be see in TIFF premiere “The Riot Club” with Max Irons and Sam Claflin. She recently wrapped filming on “Tulip Fever” opposite Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan and is attached to play “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” in a BBC miniseries opposite Richard Madden.