Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer have joined the cast of Curtis Hanson’s surfing drama “Of Men and Mavericks” at Fox 2000 says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston), a Santa Cruz native who found his calling in the world of surfing at a young age and flourished under the guidance of local elder Rick “Frosty” Hesson (Gerard Butler). Moriarty passed away the day before his 23rd birthday in a free-diving accident in the Maldives.
Spencer will play the role of Frosty’s wife, while Shue will play Moriarty’s mother. Leven Rambin also stars while Kario Salem and Brandon Hooper penned the script.
Hanson, Hooper, Jim Meenaghan and Mark Johnson will produce. Shooting kicks off later this month in Northern California.