Casey Affleck Circles THE FINEST HOURS

Affleck eyes role in Craig Gillespie-directed drama…

Casey Affleck (‘Interstellar,’ ‘Out of the Furnace’) has entered into talks to star alongside Chris Pine (‘Into The Woods,’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2’) in Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours.’

With Craig Gillespie (‘Lars And The Real Girl’) directing, the 1950s-set drama revolves around a daring Coast Guard mission to rescue the crews of two oil tankers that collided off the New England coast.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson penned the screenplay based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael Tougias,