Monday, October 3, 2016

"Deepwater Horizon!" | Based on True Events

10.03.2016 – Before Mark Wahlberg reprises his role as Cade Yeager in that 2017 sequel see him as a family man with struggles based on a true story in “Deepwater Horizon” that reflects what a Transocean Chief is dealing with in offshore drilling.

This film not only has Mark Wahlbeg in the lead role it also features an ensemble cast with Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson.

This is based on true events that happened in 2010 ‘Deepwater Horizon’ explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

From Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, producer of memorable blockbusters such as “The Matrix,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” comes another thrilling edge-of-your-seat drama thriller “Deepwater Horizon” starring an impressive cast led by Mark Wahlberg along with Dylan O’Brien, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin).

Directed by Peter Berg, known for his cerebral and visceral thrillers such as “Very Bad Things,” “The Kingdom” and “Hancock,” “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.

Wahlberg takes on the role of real-life Transocean chief electronics technician Mike Williams, a devoted family man who was overseeing the rig’s computers and electrical systems on April 20th, when everything he imagined could go wrong … did.

After the explosion, Mike Williams aligns himself closely with 23 year-old rig worker Andrea Fleytas, who is played in a departure by Golden Globe® winner and “Jane The Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez. Rodriguez had to explore both a woman’s deepest fears and greatest courage for the role. “The true life Andrea is a real character and Gina brings great energy and an essential goodness to who she is as a person,” says di Bonaventura. “She also captures what it’s like to be a 23 year old woman in the middle of a crazy, ultimately catastrophic situation.”

Says Rodriguez of embodying Fleytas: “Pete was all about trying to be as authentic as possible, so I did a lot of my own research and even went to dynamic positioning officer training in Houston. It was quite the experience.”

Also joining the ensemble are two-time Oscar® nominee John Malkovich as BP company man Donald Vidrine; Dylan O’Brien as the young floorhand Caleb Holloway and Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Kate Hudson, who coincidentally is starring in a film for the first time alongside Kurt Russel. Hudson portrays Mike Williams’s wife, Felicia. Says Hudson: “What’s exciting about this film is that people will not only understand more about what happened on the Deepwater Horizon but also get to know these people and the actual experience of how terrifying and challenging it was.”

The challenges of working on these intricate sets brought cast and crew closer – but also were a constant reminder of just how much greater the difficulties were to those who found themselves trying to survive the most destructive oil rig disaster in history. Sums up director of photography Enrique Chediak: “There are many emotions people have about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This movie makes you aware of what the people on the rig had to go through – and that is the part that is so incredible.”

“Deepwater Horizon” opens in cinemas on October 5, 2016 from Pioneer Films.

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