First Trailer: Disney’s “The Finest Hours”

Walt Disney Pictures has released both the trailer and official poster for “The Finest Hours,” their upcoming true story tale about the most famous small boat rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history.

Craig Gillespie helms the story which is set in 1952 off New England. A massive storm ripped an oil tanker in half and trapped thirty sailors in the rapidly sinking stern. Casey Affleck plays an assistant engineer onboard who must take charge of the frightened crew.

At the same time, a daring operation to rescue the stranded men is launched by the nearest U.S. Coast Guard station led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine). Battling frigid temperatures, sixty-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds, they set out to bring back the trapped men alive. Ben Foster , Holliday Grainger and Eric Bana also star in the film which opens January 29th.