In The Heart Of The Sea
Ron Howard reteams with Frost\Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan to adapt Nathanial Philbrick’s novel detailing the harrowing high-seas encounter that influenced Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Set in the winter of 1820, the plot centers on the struggle for survival waged by the crew of the New England whaling ship Essex after an attack by a rogue sperm whale leaves them stranded at sea for 90 days.
“Something less than a whale of a tale.” -Todd McCarthy –The Hollywood Reporter
“A pedestrian retelling of a harrowing real-life survival story that served as one of the key inspirations for “Moby-Dick.””-Justin Chang –Variety