20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming Chasing Mavericks
starring Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Leven Rambin
and Abigail Spencer
The film is based on the life of Jonny Moriarty (newcomer Jonny Weston
), a surfing legend who conquered a huge wave when he was only 16 years old.
Here’s the synopsis for the film
CHASING MAVERICKS is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by 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 (played by 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.
Director Curtis Hanson
led the helming duties based on a script by Brandon Hooper
, and Kario Salem
Chasing Mavericks hits theaters on October 26th, 2012.