Lionsgate Movies recently released the first trailer for "Deepwater Horizon," a film based on events immediately before and after the blowout at the Macondo well in April 2010.

The feature film will star Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell, with a supporting cast of Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson and John Malkovich. The plot is is reportedly derived from a New York Times article reconstructing the rig’s final day.

11 crewmembers died in the blast, including many who were working on the drilling floor. While human error was a factor in the blowout and the immediate response, the timeline shows that many more would have perished if not for timely and often heroic action by their crewmates.

Watch the full trailer below.







Samuel Hill is the former associate editor for National Fisherman. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he got his start in journalism at the campus’ newspaper, the Free Press. He has also written for the Bangor Daily News, the Outline, Motherboard and other publications about technology and culture.

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