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Ron Howard reteams with Frost\Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan to adapt Nathanial Philbrick's novel detailing the harrowing high-seas encounter that influenced Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Set in the winter of 1820, the plot centers on the struggle for survival waged by the crew of the New England whaling ship Essex after an attack by a rogue sperm whale leaves them stranded at sea for 90 days. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi