One of the films that Lionsgate brought to the Toronto Film Festival this year was the new drama ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ which will hit theaters later this month. Attending the event to talk about the film were the film’s stars; Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson. The actors talked about the importance of telling this particular story, and shared what they took away from filming the difficult storyline.
Most of the film takes place on On April 20th, 2010. On that day one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. With the film so close to its official release, we don’t want to spoil anything for you, but the tragedy that day claimed the lives of 11 crewmembers that day. The screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand, and the film was based on an article written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul that was published in The New York Times that year.
Also featured in the film are John Malkovich and Dylan O’Brien. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ was directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), the studio states that the film “honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.” The film premiered at TIFF this week, you can catch the stars as they talk about their roles, and the role of the film in honoring those that were lost, in the video below.
Filmmaker Peter Berg once again collaborates with Oscar nominated actor Mark Wahlberg sharing an untold story of men & women, real life heroes, who faced extraordinary consequences with extreme bravery. The pair previously explored a Navy SEAL team mission gone wrong in the Oscar nominated film LONE SURVIVOR, and the duo is currently filming PATRIOT’S DAY, the story inside the dramatic events leading up to and after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and David Womark produced the film, which will hit theaters on September 30, 2016.