Also starring Garret Dillahunt, the film is the true story of three WWII Navy flyers cast adrift on the South Pacific in 1942.
Ghosts of the Pacific recounts the incredible journey of pilot Harold Dixon (Dillahunt), bombardier Tony Pastula (Felton), and radioman Gene Aldrich (Abel) – virtual strangers assigned to a scouting mission on January 16, 1942. When they are forced to ditch their plane, the men are left with no food, water, or supplies; only a 4×8-foot yellow life raft to keep them afloat on a dangerous ocean.
Directed by Brian Falk, principal photography begins next week in Mexico.
“I’ve always been attracted to true stories that showcase ordinary people in extraordinary situations,’ Executive Producer Joe Ricketts shared in a statement. “The men in Ghosts of the Pacific faced seemingly insurmountable odds and yet they never gave up. They were America’s first heroes of the Pacific war.”