From the author of the forthcoming book, "Valiant Ambition," the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard, premiering on December 11, 2015
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award winning account of the true events behind "Moby Dick."
In 1820, the whaleship "Essex "was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. "In the Heart of the Sea" and now, its epic adaptation for the screen will forever place the "Essex "tragedy in the American historical canon.
About the Author
Nathaniel Philbrick is the "New York Times" bestselling author of" Sea of Glory" and" In the Heart of the Sea", for which he won the National Book Award.