|Status: In Theaters
Release Year: 2012
Director: Curtis Hanson/Michael Apted
Running time: 115 minutes
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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.
Gerard Butler… Rick “Frosty” Hesson
Jonny Weston…Jay Moriarity
Abigail Spencer…Brenda Hesson
Elisabeth Shue…Christy Moriarity
Director: Curtis Hanson
Executive Producers: Curtis Hanson, Alan Siegel, Gerard Butler, Brandon Hooper, Jim Meenaghan, Michael Bostick and Amanda Morgan Palmer
Screenplay: Kario Salem and Brandon Hooper
USA Release Date: October 26, 2012