Dark Waters Trailer: Mark Ruffalo Stars as a Real-Life Hero

Focus Features just released the official trailer for the dramatic film, Dark Waters, directed by Oscar nominee Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven). Dark Waters is based on a true story and stars three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo as a corporate defense attorney who switches sides to expose DuPont and its connection to deaths in a small town.

“DuPont is knowingly poisoning 70,000 local residents for the last 40 years,” says Robert Bilott (Ruffalo) to his wife (Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables) in the two and a half minute trailer.

Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter immediately following the trailer’s release and said, “This one is special to me. It’s the story of a real-life hero. And some heroes have their strength on the inside.”

The cast also includes Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa wrote the screenplay and Ruffalo, Christine Vachon, and Pamela Koffler produced.

Director Haynes’ behind the scenes team includes director of photography Edward Lachman, production designer Hannah Beachler, and costume designer Christopher Peterson.

Focus Features will release Dark Waters on November 22, 2019 in limited theaters. An expanded release is planned for November 29th.

The Dark Waters Plot:

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.

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Bill Camp as “Wilbur Tennant” and Mark Ruffalo as “Robert Bilott” in ‘Dark Waters’ (Photo by Mary Cybulski / Focus Features)