Chris Pine Loves “Beautiful” Story Behind ‘The Finest Hours’


The Finest Hours is based on the true story of how Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and three other men rescued the crew of the SS Pendleton, an oil tanker that was bound for Boston. The feature, which is based on the nonfiction book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, also stars Ben Foster, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck.

“I love stories that are not all that complicated and are really well told,” said Pine. “This was a beautiful, throwback story with a good romance – a guy that loved his girl and wanted to get to her. A guy that was really scared and was up against seemingly insurmountable odds (and) overcame them.”

In the clip below, Chris Pine, whose credits include Star Trek and Z for Zachariah, talks about what he loves about acting (he mentions co-star Ben Foster in the clip):

The Finest Hours, directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Lars and the Real Girl), opens January 29.

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi

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