Deepwater Horizon Movie

Deepwater Horizon movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, September 30, 2016 (Nationwide)

prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, and brief strong language

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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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Who stars in Deepwater Horizon: Cast List

"Infinite" , "Uncharted"  

"Crypto" , "Furious 7"  

"Mile 22" , "Ava"  

"Infinite" , "The Bayou"  

"Miss Bala" , "Smallfoot"  

"The Reluctant Fundamentalist" , "The Killer Inside Me"  

Who's making Deepwater Horizon: Crew List

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.


Peter Berg


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

  1. August 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2016: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. May 2015: The film was in Production status.
  4. Principal photography started May 18, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  5. October 2014: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. March 2011: The film was in Announced status.

Deepwater Horizon Release Date: When was the film 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 Queen of Katwe, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Masterminds.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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