Bought by Weinstein

“A Speck in the Sea,”

    Harvey Weinstein, the film producer and co-founder with his brother, Bob, of the Weinstein Company and Miramax Films, has purchased the rights to “A Speck in the Sea,” Paul Tough’s New York Times Magazine story about the rescue at sea of John Aldridge, a Montauk lobsterman who fell overboard during the night in shark-filled waters 40 miles south of Long Island.

    “Paul’s piece in the Times magazine was one of those that instantly struck us as a film that had to be made,” Mr. Weinstein commented in Variety. In addition to Mr. Weinstein, the producers are Jason Blum and Rachael Horovitz, who was in East Hampton when the rescue story broke.