The Good Sailor: According to The Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams is attached to direct Universal Pictures' The Good Sailor, a drama being written by Brent Hanley that revolves around the sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis.

Chris Moore is producing with Abrams, who will oversee the development of the story.

On July 30, 1945, the Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea. Hundreds went down with the ship, but about 900 sailors were left in shark-infested waters. The ship was never missed, and by the time the survivors were spotted by accident five days later, only 316 remained. The ship's captain, Charles McVay III, was later court-martialed for the incident, the only World War II Navy captain to be court-martialed for losing his ship.

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