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Chris Hemsworth Joins Gestating Moby Dick Tale 'Heart of the Sea'

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June 11, 2012
Source: Deadline

In the Heart of the Sea / Chris Hemsworth

Between Snow White and the Huntsman and The Avengers and the lesser celebrated though wholly worthy Cabin in the Woods, it's been a great year for Chris Hemsworth, and we should still see him in the long delayed remake of Red Dawn sometime this year. Now the actor is lining up more future projects as Deadline reports Hemsworth has just become attached to In the Heart of the Sea, a long gestating adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's book of the same name which tells the story of the real-life disaster of a ship being destroyed by a sperm whale in 1820, which inspired Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick.

Edward Zwick was once attached to direct the film a few years ago, but it never god off the ground. As of now the project is also trying to find a studio home with DreamWorks looking like the frontrunner to make it happen now that Hemsworth is attached. Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt is behind the script which will see Hemsworth as a first mate who was supplanted as captain of the whaling ship by a better connected rival. He's essentially the young hero as he ends up leading some of the crewman to rescue after the sperm whale attacks the ship and leaves everyone stranded in the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from home. Sounds like a great role for Hemsworth, who we'll next see stretching his acting chops in Ron Howard's racing drama Rush sometime down the road.

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  • Nha
    but the guy cant act?
    • Longshot
      Welcome to the world where haters come out from under every rock and are more prevalent than even cockroaches. The guy doesn't have to be Peter O'Toole to be a really good actor, of which he is.
      • Chip_Tha_Ripper
        hes a good actor
        • rennmaxbeta
          But he's not an actor, he's a star. There's a difference.
    • peloquin
      The first time I saw the guy act was in the beginning of Star Trek and he made me tear up with 8 minutes of screen time.  So yea, Hemsworth can act...
  • Truong18
    I can see him in this role, and with a good director this is gonna be a fine film.

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