Lionsgate says filming is now underway in New Orleans on the dramatic thriller Deepwater Horizon directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and based on the NY Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours” by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The cast is led by Mark Wahlberg and includes Teen Wolf‘s Dylan O’Brien, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, and Kate Hudson.
Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom) wrote the script. Walhberg, Stephen Levinson, David Womark, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Mark Vahradian are producing with Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King executive producing. Summit Entertainment will be releasing the film in theaters on September 30, 2016.
Deepwater Horizon is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.
-By Rebecca Murray
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