Benjamin Walker Is Lost Somewhere “In The Heart Of The Sea”

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is in talks to star in Ron Howard’s adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s non-fiction novel .

Like the book, the film follows the crew of the Essex, a whaling vessel that in 1820 was attacked by a massive sperm whale, stranding the crew at sea for ninety days as they fought for survival. When negotiations are finalized, Walker will play George Pollard, the son of a family with a long whaling history who tries to use this to up his rank on the ship, much to the chagrin of his mates. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland are already on board (no pun intended) to star.

Paula Weinstein, Palak Patel, Joe Roth, Will Ward and Brian Grazer will produce.

Walker, who is repped by , last appeared in the WWII pic “Flags of our Fathers” and Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.

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