By: James Silverwolfe
Peter Morgan has rewritten the most recent draft of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA. The story follows the twenty-one crew members of a whaling boat who resort to extreme measures in order to survive after their ship is attacked by a giant whale in 1820.
Charles Leavitt (“Blood Diamond”) was the writer that got the script a green light but it seems like Morgan will be the one to take it to the finish line. And before either of them Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) worked on it as well. And those are just the most recent writers!
Ron Howard will direct while Paula Weinstein, Joe Roth, Will Ward and Brian Grazer will produce.
Morgan has worked on “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “Frost/Nixon.” He also penned the upcoming Howard film “Rush.”
He is repped by CAA.