Deepwater Horizon is the terrifying true story of man against nature. On 20th April 2010, an explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico saw the decimation of the rig and 4.9 million barrels of oil spill out into the ocean. As the oil flowed for 87 days, the catastrophic environmental effect made it the world’s largest man-made disaster in history.
None of us will forget images of the oil spill, but less reported was the fact that 11 people working on board the rig lost their lives in the explosion. Deepwater Horizon, boasting a stellar cast including Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich, looks at the very human stories involved in a global tragedy. Deepwater Horizon looks to be an all-American disaster movie with a sobering message.