In the Heart of the Sea Movie

In August of 1819, an expedition began that would go beyond the known world...

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Who's Involved:

Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Joe Roth, Ron Howard, Benjamin Walker, Ben Whishaw, Brian Grazer, Peter Morgan, Ed Zwick, Tom Hollander, Palak Patel, Charlotte Riley, Marshall Herskovitz, Paula Weinstein, Joseph Mawle, William Ward

Release Date:

Friday, December 11, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hrs, 1 m

Plot: What's the story about?

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

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Crew: Who's making In the Heart of the Sea

A look at the In the Heart of the Sea behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ron Howard last directed Hillbilly Elegy and Pavarotti. The film's writer Marshall Herskovitz last wrote The Great Wall and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.


Ron Howard


Brian Grazer
Marshall Herskovitz
Joe Roth
William Ward
Paula Weinstein

Production: What we know about In the Heart of the Sea

Key Facts

  1. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Rush"); production designer Mark Tildesley ("The Fifth Estate"); Oscar-winning editors Mike Hill ("Apollo 13," "Rush") and Dan Hanley ("Apollo 13"); costume designer Julian Day ("Rush") and composer Roque Baños ("Evil Dead").
  2. Screenwriter Peter Morgan will rewrite script by Charles Leavitt which was adapted from the book "In The Heart Of The Sea: The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick (Deadline, 8/22/13).
  3. Based on the National Book Award-winning book by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Filming Timeline

On or about September 27, 2014, the film was in Completed status.

On or about August 22, 2013, the film was in Production status.

Principal photography starts in the UK on September 10th.

On or about January 29, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Ron Howard is in talks to direct the drama based on the National Book Award winner by Nathaniel Philbrick. Warner Bros. is stepping in to finance the picture, which could go into production later this fall.

On or about March 8, 2009, the film was in Development status.

In the Heart of the Sea Release Date: When was it released?

In the Heart of the Sea was released in 2015 on Friday, December 11, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including The Big Short, Close Range and The Ridiculous 6. 2D; IMAX

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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