Disney is moving its Chris Pine-starring Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours out of the 2015 awards season and away from Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic.
The period film, directed by Million Dollar Arm’s Craig Gillespie, had been moved from its original release date of Oct 9th 2015 to April 15th 2016, placing the sea-rescue epic right in the middle of awards season.
Now Finest Hours is being released on Jan. 29, 2016, Disney announced Wednesday.
After Disney set Finest Hours for Oct. 9, Universal announced that it would be releasing its Steve Jobs biopic, starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, on the same date. That month also features the release of a number of other highly anticipated titles, specifically Focus Features’ London Has Fallen (Oct. 2), Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (Oct. 16) and Jem and the Holograms (Oct. 23). By pushing back the film, Disney can also release it under its new Imax slate deal, announced Wednesday morning. Finest Hours is getting a 3D wide release.
In addition to Pine, Finest Hours stars Eric Bana, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster. The film, based on the book of the same name by Casey Sherman, tells the true story of the 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission to save the crews of two oil tankers hit by a Noreaster off the New England coast
With its new date, Finest Hours is being released in the same corridor that American Sniper was released in this year, with the film going on to earn $535.9 million worldwide.
The Disney title could also get some promotion ahead of another big Disney film: the latest Star Wars movie, which is now opening before Finest Hours.
I’ve added HD captures of Chris from his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden from March 24th into the gallery along with 4 promotional stills as well.
Apologies for the late post!
Jeff Bridges has signed to star in David Mackenzie’s Comancheria, with Chris Pine and Ben Foster in talks to board the project. Sidney Kimmel is financing and produces alongside Film 44 and Julie Yorn. The script was penned by actor Taylor Sheridan, who played a cop on Sons of Anarchy.
Now that the high-profile cast is coming together, the project is being fast-tracked to start production in June. The story follows two brothers, one an ex-con and the other a divorced father of two, facing the foreclosure of their family’s West Texas farm. They team for a bank-robbing spree that puts them on a collision course with a Texas Ranger determined to take them down. Bridges will play the law; Pine and Foster are circling the roles of the brothers.
Chris will appear on Tuesday, March 24th.
As James Corden readies for the launch of his new CBS gig, The Late Late Show has announced its initial guest list.
In addition to Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis, who were previously announced as Corden’s first guests, the Into the Woods star will chat with Chris Pine on the second night, and Get Hard stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart the following evening. Indie rock band Modest Mouse and soul singer Leon Bridges are set as the musical performances, respectively. Original episodes of The Late Late Show will only air Monday, March 23, through Wednesday, March 25, next week.
I’ve added high quality scans of Chris from his exclusive cover issue of Sam Jone’s Off Camera Magazine which is currently available via OffCamera.com. I highly recommend the purchase, the photos are fantastic and the interview is even better. Very insightful and a great read.
You can view the scans in the gallery now.
The episode of Chris from photographer Sam Jones’ “Off Camera with” project which originally aired on DirecTV’s Audience channel back in November of last year is now avaible for those who didn’t get a chance to check it out when it first premiered.
It’s available for an affordable $0.99 via the Official Off Camera website, along with a special “Off Camera Issue with Chris Pine” featuring an exclusive 16 page limited print run and photos of Chris!
You can purchase the special issue here.
Captaining the Enterprise is one thing. Captaining a career that moved a warp speed from relative obscurity to leading man/action hero status requires navigating a universe of a different kind. It can be puzzling to go from not wanting to act at all to landing on Planet Box Office with very little experience to make calculated career decisions and deal with the ensuing fame. But Pine has done so while maintaining both a demystified view of his profession along with an almost boyish delight in his art. He talks to Off Camera about the early career decision that put him on the track to leading manhood, his thoughts on privacy (his own, and the nation’s), and how he gets through the still-awkward business of being an “actor”. * He also shares his passion for photography and angles with our host for a free camera.