Chris Pine Battles High Seas in Second Trailer for 'The Finest Hours'

by Desiree Murphy 10:43 AM PST, November 12, 2015
Playing Chris Pine Battles High Seas in Second Trailer for 'The Finest Hours'

Chris Pine is showing off a much more serious side.

The actor stars in Disney's The Finest Hours, a heroic action thriller that follows the true story of the "greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history" that took place in Feb. 1952. On Wednesday, the second trailer was released, showcasing the treacherous journey a tanker crew faces as they are stranded and trapped in near freezing waters following a massive storm that struck in New England.

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As seen in the new trailer, Pine's character, Bernie Webber, braves the 60-foot high waters and hurricane-force winds as the courageous Coast Guard captain who saves the crew with help from Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) and a small wooden lifeboat.

ET caught up with Pine and his costars, where they shared some behind-the-scenes details about the set, and the story of the incredible rescue at sea.

"The Finest Hours is a great, true story," Pine said. "These four men on a 35-foot wooden boat saved 32 men off of this oil tanker and on a boat designed to carry 12 people," he added.

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Andrew Fitzgerald, 83, was one of the Coast Guard heroes who lived and survived the seemingly impossible mission. He visited the movie's set, and the actors felt "honored" to even be in the same room as him.

"Bravery doesn't really capture it," Casey Affleck, who plays Ray Sybert, the first assistant engineer on the sinking tanker, said. "Courage is not quite big enough a word. It's something else."

The Finest Hours hits theaters on Jan. 29, 2016. Watch the full second trailer below.