Lionsgate’s presentation at CinemaCon was interrupted 10 minutes into the screening of Now You See Me 2 after a suspicious item was found and the Coliseum at Caesars Palace had to be evacuated. Fortunately for those who wanted to check out Lionsgate’s slate of upcoming theatrical releases, that portion of the presentation had already taken place. Among the films Lionsgate was in Vegas to promote was the dramatic thriller Deepwater Horizon from director Peter Berg. Based on true events, the cast is led by Mark Wahlberg and includes Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Kurt Russell (Bone Tomahawk), Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), John Malkovich (Crossbones), and Kate Hudson (Rock the Kasbah).
Rodriguez represented the cast during the CinemaCon presentation, saying her character is a strong woman and she’s praying that people who work on oil rigs will “walk away stronger” after watching the film. Rodriguez also participated in a small press conference following Lionsgate’s shortened presentation in which she spoke passionately about working on a film based on true events and the need to get the character right. She also announced a few Jane the Virgin questions before heading off to receive CinemaCon’s Female Star of Tomorrow award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony.
Deepwater Horizon opens in theaters on September 30, 2016.
Watch the interview with Gina Rodriguez:
The Plot: On April 20, 2010, the world’s largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg, this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.