Deepwater Horizon Movie

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Who's Involved:

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Peter Berg, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, Matthew Sand

Release Date:

Friday, September 30, 2016 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Deepwater Horizon

A look at the Deepwater Horizon behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Berg last directed Spenser Confidential and Mile 22. The film's writer Matthew Michael Carnahan last wrote Dark Waters and The Snowman.


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Lorenzo di Bonaventura

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Production: What we know about Deepwater Horizon

Key Facts

  1. The story, adapted from The New York Times article "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour," highlights the courage of those who worked on the oil rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others.

Filming Timeline

On or about August 13, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about January 2, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about May 18, 2015, the film was in Production status.

Principal photography started May 18, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

On or about October 7, 2014, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about March 8, 2011, the film was in Announced status.

Deepwater Horizon Release Date: When was it released?

Deepwater Horizon was released in 2016 on Friday, September 30, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Masterminds, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Queen of Katwe.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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