New Movie The Finest Hours Is Shooting in Boston This Month

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Has Boston been officially dubbed the Hollywood of the East Coast yet? With Ted 2 currently filming and Black Mass recently wrapped, a new major movie is in town to shoot this month.

The Finest Hours is a Disney drama about an attempted Coast Guard rescue off the coast of Cape Cod after two oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

According to Deadline, a couple of A-listers are tied to the movie including Chris Pine, Graham McTavish, and Casey Affleck—what’s a Boston movie without an Affleck or Wahlberg, after all? Veronica Mars’s Kyle Gallner and The Borgias’s Holliday Grainger were also cast, and Once Upon a Time’s Michael Raymond-James is a rumored addition as well.

Raymond-James was galavanting around Cambridge over the weekend with Gotham and Sons of Anarchy actor Donal Logue—a Harvard grad and somewhat of a Boston breed. Apparently they’re friends.

According to OLV, filming signs have been spotted on Hancock Street in Quincy. A warehouse in the Quincy Shipyard has been converted into a studio, and most of the movie will shoot in Chatham and along the South Shore. The MA Film Office says that scenes in The Equalizer, the Denzel Washington flick coming out this month, were also shot in the shipyard.

The Finest Hours is based on the 2010 book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Craig Gillespie will direct.