'LA Confidential' and '8 Mile' director
has been quiet of late – he's only made 3 films in the past decade – but now he returns to the big screen with this biopic of surfing legend Jay Moriarty. The iconic board rider died the day before his 22nd birthday, but not before he made his name by surfing The Mavericks, a notoriously dangerous surf spot north of Santa Cruz in California. The film will focus on the relationship between Moriarty – played by newcomer
– and old hand Frost Hesson, played by
. Expect spectacular camerawork, leggy California girls, grizzled old men dispensing wisdom and young bucks reaching for that impossible dream.