The latest image of Chris Hemsworth in the historical epic In the Heart of the Sea features a scraggly, yet still insanely handsome leading man. Director Ron Howard tweeted a picture of the editing room, teasing us just a bit with the caption, "Post prod duties for In the Heart of the Sea," and a blurry shot of a Hemsworth close-up. In it, we see Hemsworth long-haired, tattered, and looking as brooding as ever. The film is based on the true story (captured in Nathaniel Philbrick's novel by the same name) that inspired Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick.
In 1820, The Essex whaleship was struck and sunk by a large sperm whale. The crew of 20 men were then stranded at sea for 90 days on three smaller whale boats. In the Heart of the Sea tells the harrowing tale of their tragedy and their survival.
Hemsworth, along with Ben Whishaw, Benjamin Walker,Cillian Murphy, and Brendan Gleeson are aboard The Essex. Compared to their historical counterparts, these pretty boys lean far closer to "handsome" on the "ruggedly handsome" scale that is probably acceptable for the time period, and their horrific journey. It's certainly an historical inaccuracy I'm sure we're all more than happy to accept, booking at the five main shipmates, I’m reminded of the classic boy band personalities of days gone by.
But first, here's the image of Hemsworth:
And now for The Essex boy band!
Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase: The Heart(throb) Of the Sea
He's your Brian of the Backstreet Boys, the Justin of N'Sync, the Jordan of New Kids on the Block. They're all handsome enough to make you wonder if they're from an alien planet sent to Earth to ruin all men for us.
Ben Whishaw As Herman Melville: The Quiet and Sweet One
Howie Dorough and Joey McIntyre are super excited to take you out for hot chocolate and a trip to Build-A-Bear, Ben!
Benjamin Walker as shipmate George Pollard: The Goofy One
Thankfully he doesn't have the pineapple hair of Chris Kirkpatrick, AMIRIIIIIGHT?
Cillian Murphy as Shipmate Matthew Hoy: The Bad Boy
He might not be covered in tats like AJ McLean or aggressively thrust his hips like Donny Wahlberg, but he's got a long enough history in playing a villain that he makes the perfect boy band bad boy.
Brendan Gleeson as Old Thomas Nickerson: The One for the Moms
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in March, 2015.