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Casey Affleck, Chris Pine will be at ‘Finest Hours’ screening

From left: Producer James Whitaker, actors Erica Bana, Holliday Grainger, Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, producer Dorothy Aufiero, and director Craig Gillespie at the film’s premiere Monday at the TCL Chinese Theater.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Chris Pine and Casey Affleck will be in Boston on Thursday night to screen “The Finest Hours” to a private audience at the AMC Boston Common. They’ll be joined by producers Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero (who also worked on local film “The Fighter”), director Craig Gillespie, screenwriter S cott Silver, and local members of the Coast Guard. The big-budget Disney film, which opens Friday, is an adaptation of the Casey Sherman and Michael Tougias book about the real-life 1952 Coast Guard rescue of the crew of an oil tanker that split in two off the Cape during a blizzard. Affleck plays an engineer on the tanker who takes charge of the vessel. Pine plays Chatham Coast Guard officer Bernie Webber, who, with a small crew, braved the storm and rescued almost all of the men. The group premiered the film, which was shot in Quincy and on the Cape in 2014, in Hollywood on Monday night. Affleck, Pine, and costars Eric Bana and Holliday Grainger were surrounded at that celebration by members of the US Coast Guard and real-life hero Andy Fitzgerald , who was on Webber’s rescue boat. It’s been a big week for Cambridge-bred Affleck, who arrived in Hollywood after attending the premiere of his other local film, “Manchester by the Sea,” at the Sundance Film Festival. That family drama, which was written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and shot on Cape Ann, has wowed critics and was picked up for distribution by Amazon for about $10 million.

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