Robert Schwentke ("R.I.P.D.," "RED") is in negotiations to direct the true story coast guard adventure drama "The Finest Hours" at Disney Pictures.
The story is based on Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias non-fiction book about a daring rescue of the New England coast in 1952.
Caught in a Noreaster, two oil tankers were split in two and their crews tossed into the ferocious seas. It was up to the valiant effort of the coast guard to attempt a rescue.
James Tamasy and Eric Johnson ("The Fighter") adapted the script. Jim Whitaker is producing.