Lionsgate has announced that principal photography has started today for Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans, Louisiana. Check out the first photo of star Mark Wahlberg as real-life hero Mike Williams in the gallery below!
The film stars Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, The Fighter) alongside Golden Globe-nominee Kurt Russell (Furious 7, The Hateful Eight), Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich (RED, Burn After Reading), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Golden Globe-winner Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), and Academy Award-nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Nine).
Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Battleship) is directing the screenplay written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom). The screenplay is based upon the 2010 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, RED) and Mark Vahradian (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, RED) are producing for di Bonaventura Pictures along with Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, David Womark (Life of Pi) for Closest to the Hole and Leverage Entertainment. The film is executive produced by Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King at Participant Media.
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.