Disney’s action thriller chronicles the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history
The cast and crew of “The Finest Hours” honored the people who made the film possible at Monday’s Hollywood premiere — members of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana and Josh Stewart all posed for photos with real-life uniformed servicemen and women at the Disney action thriller’s premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
Pine snapped selfies with Coast Guard members while Stewart stood beaming on the red carpet with a large group of officers gathered behind him.
It tells the true story of the Pendleton rescue mission attempt in 1952 by Coast Guard ships after two oil tankers were split apart by a nor’easter storm.
It is based on the 2009 book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
“Star Trek” actor Pine plays Boatswains Mate First Class Bernard Webber, Affleck is Ray Sybert, while Ben Foster portrays Seaman Richard Livese.
British actress Holliday Grainger (“Great Expectations”) has the female lead in the drama as Pine’s love interest.
The movie is set to sail into theaters on Friday, Jan. 29.