Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who recently appeared in John Sayles’ “Limbo,” will co-star in the Wolfgang Petersen-helmed “The Perfect Storm” for Warner Bros.
Mastrantonio joins George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Diane Lane in the pic based on journo Sebastian Junger’s book about the doomed fishing boat Andrea Gail, which got caught in one of the century’s worst storms in 1991, and the valiant attempts to rescue its crew.
Paula Weinstein, Gail Katz and Petersen are producing, with Barry Levinson and Duncan Henderson serving as exec producers. Shooting begins later this month in L.A. and Gloucestor, Mass.
In the drama, penned by William B. Wittliff, Mastrantonio will play Linda Greenlaw, the world’s only female swordfish boat captain, whose vessel, the Hannah Boden, was the sister ship to the Andrea Gail.
Beyond her role in Junger’s book, Greenlaw later penned “The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain’s Journey,” a memoir about her dangerous and male-dominated profession.
In addition to her role in the Screen Gems release of “Limbo,” in 1999 Mastrantonio also co-starred in the Miramax’s “My Life so Far.” Her other credits include “Scarface,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “The Color of Money” and “The Abyss.”
Mastrantonio is repped by ICM’s Toni Howard and Brian Mann and manager Judy Hofflund.