According to Variety, Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the rights to Michael Krieger's "All the Men in the Sea: The Untold Story of One of the Greatest Rescues in History" in a mid-six-figure deal.

Screenwriter Tony Gayton (The Salton Sea, Murder By Numbers) was hired in a separate mid-six deal to adapt the book, and helmer John Moore (Flight of the Phoenix) is attached to direct, a studio spokeswoman confirmed.

The nonfiction tome tells the story of the divers and seamen of Barge 269, a cargo ship caught in the path of Hurricane Roxanne's 90-mph winds and 45-foot waves in 1995. Krieger's book also details the lawsuit brought by the company that owned the barge.