'Boardwalk Empire' director in talks to work on Coast Guard drama


Move over “Act of Valor” and “Battleship.” It’s time for the Coast Guard to get some time on the silver screen.

Tim Van Patten, who has worked on HBO hits like “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Boardwalk Empire,” is in talks with Disney to direct “The Finest Hours,” a Coast Guard drama based on the book of the same name, according to Variety.

The film tells the story of the 1952 Coast Guard rescue of 84 men during a blizzard when two oil tankers were torn in half off the coast of New England. The screen adaptation of the book by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman was written by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who wrote “The Fighter.”

Disney secured the rights to the project last summer,according to the website. It does not say when the movie will begin production.

Are you excited to see the movie? Do you think it will be over-sensationalized?


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