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‘Deepwater Horizon’ film could star Mark Wahlberg

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is soon to have its very own cinematic dramatization, directed by J.C. Chandor (“All is Lost”). The film, titled simply ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ will be based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” an article from The New York Times from December 25, 2010.

Although the film was only announced Tuesday, it came with the news that Mark Wahlberg may be in the cast. Anita Busch for Deadline reports:

Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig in the story about what happened behind-the-scenes in the 48 hours leading up to and the day of the disaster. It revisits the acts of heroism that followed in trying to rescue men in the water, stories not known to the general public. The project is targeting a late spring/early summer start.

For all the details, check out Busch’s full article: Mark Wahlberg in talks to star in ‘Deepwater Horizon’

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