*Academy Award nominated Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes) stars in the Summit Entertainment presentation of Deepwater Horizon, based on the 2010 BP oil rig explosion, arrives in theaters September 30, 2016.
Deepwater Horizon shows what happens in crisis when courage takes over. Directed by Peter Berg Deepwater Horizon also stars Emmy nominated Kurt Russell (Furious 7); Academy Award nominated John Malkovich (Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon); Academy Award nominated Kate Hudson (Kung Fu Panda 3); Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), and MTV Movie Award winner Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner).
The dramatic disaster thriller tells of the final hours of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as worker Mike Williams (Wahlberg) says goodbye to his wife Felicia Williams (Hudson). His job is to build or repair the rig. When Mike finds out that the executive boss Donald Vidrine played by Malovich (Conair) missed inspections to save a hundred thousand dollars for a multi-billion dollar company he enlist his immediate supervisor Jimmy Harrell played by Russell (Fast 8) who decides to test the rig. The test indicates that the numbers are not matching – not a good sign. While the tests continue Mike goes to his room to call his wife and Jimmy takes a shower. Vidrine (Malovich) pressures worker Jason Anderson played by Ethan Suplee (“Boy Meets World”) to note that the rig was in good condition so they could continue because they were behind schedule. Just as they start to drill disaster strikes and heroes are made.
Deepwater Horizon also brings in the human side to the disaster showing the personal lives of some of the over 120 men and women such as Andrea Fleytas played by Rodriguez (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) who navigates the rig; Caleb Holloway played by O’Brien (The Hunger Games) who was working on the first rig that brokel Shane Roshto played by Henry Frost (Roots), and Adam Weise played by Jeremy Sande (Universal Soldier) that works on the rig for three weeks at a time. It also tells the event in a way anyone can understand how oil rigs work and as a result walk away with respect for the job and its workers.
Written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan, Deepwater Horizon is Rated – PG. Deepwater Horizon is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and David Womark. You can log onto www.DeepWaterHorizon.Movie.com to watch the trailer or for more information.
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