Relativity Media has acquired worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute Not Without Hope (working title) with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attached to star.

The project is based on Nick Schuyler’s memoir about four friends on a deep-sea fishing trip that goes awry.

“Nick Schuyler’s book is extremely moving, and Relativity is proud to work with The Rock, Nick and the entire team on creating a movie that honors this powerful story,” said Relativity president of production Robbie Brenner.