20th Century Fox has released the first poster and second trailer for surfing movie Chasing Mavericks, starring Gerard Butler and newcomer Jonny Weston. Butler plays Northern California surfing legend Frosty Hesson, who is enlisted by a 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) to help him train to surf the mythic Mavericks surf break — one of the biggest waves on Earth — once he discovers that it’s real.
Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15-year-old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.
The film is directed by Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile) with a little help from Michael Apted (James Bond film The World Is Not Enough).
Chasing Mavericks, which co-stars Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Taylor Handley, Scott Eastwood and Leven Rambin, hits theaters October 26th, 2012.