New ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Trailer, Character Posters: Mark Wahlberg in an Oil Rig Disaster

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A new trailer and five character posters have been released for Deepwater Horizon, the upcoming disaster film starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich.

Deepwater Horizon, which sees Wahlberg reunite with Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, tells of the real-life oil rig disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Considered to one of the world’s largest man-made disasters, the incident resulted in the death of 11 workers and the largest accidental oil spill to ever hit the ocean.

I thought Berg and Walberg delivered a solid feature with Lone Survivor, focusing in on the story of the individuals at the centre of a wide-reaching story instead of delving into the politics and repercussions of it all. They look to be doing the same thing here, and the trailer shows what looks to be a dramatic, straight-forward depiction of the disastrous event. We’ll see.

Deepwater Horizon
also stars Kate Hudson, Dylan O’Brien, and Gina Rodriguez. The film drops in the U.S. on September 30.

Synopsis for Deepwater Horizon:

On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

Summit Entertainment and Participant Media present a di Bonaventura Pictures production, a Closest to the Hole / Leverage Entertainment production, a Peter Berg film. The film is directed by Peter Berg from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand and from a screen story by Matthew Sand. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg, Golden Globe® nominee Kurt Russell, Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich, Golden Globe® winner Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Academy Award® nominee Kate Hudson.

Deepwater Horizon - Mark Wahlberg - Character Poster

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Deepwater Horizon - John Malkovich - Character Poster

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Deepwater Horizon - Gina Rodriguez - Character Poster